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But anything he could interpret as a doubt-- any coldness of assent, or even a simple inattention to the development of his projects of a home with his returned son and his son's wife--would irritate him into flings and jerks and wicked side glances.
We see nothing of them, and this is really an instance of gross inattention.
She expresses a most eager desire of being acquainted with me, and makes very gracious mention of my children but I am not quite weak enough to suppose a woman who has behaved with inattention, if not with unkindness, to her own child, should be attached to any of mine.
All modern books are bad," said Cecil, who was annoyed at her inattention, and vented his annoyance on literature.
A general deficiency of subject, a total inattention to stops, and a very frequent ignorance of grammar.
Her voice became a little peremptory, and instinctively she suppressed inattention and corrected slovenliness.
asked the countess, turning away from the girls, who at once assumed an air of inattention.
While receiving my instructions, or repeating what they had learned, they would lounge upon the sofa, lie on the rug, stretch, yawn, talk to each other, or look out of the window; whereas, I could not so much as stir the fire, or pick up the handkerchief I had dropped, without being rebuked for inattention by one of my pupils, or told that 'mamma would not like me to be so careless.
Remain, Gahan, a welcome guest until you choose to leave us," replied The Warlord; "but you must forgive any seeming inattention upon the part of Helium until my daughter is restored to us.
said Jaralson, treating his companion's wit with the inattention that it deserved.
As you feel so keenly, in your own purse and person, the consequences of inattention to business, ma'am,' said Ralph, 'I am sure you will impress upon your children the necessity of attaching themselves to it early in life.
But the discomfort of unpunctuality, of confusion of thought about facts, of inattention to the wants of to-morrow, is of no nation.