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  • adv. In a heedless manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a heedless manner; carelessly; negligently; inattentively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without care or concern


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  • No, after only five lines, this coal front group  was back on the attack against -- not reckless mining practices -- but the Environmental Protection Agency, for "heedlessly" seeking to stop water pollution caused by mountaintop-removal mining.

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  • At first Panayev used to write very often and assure me he would not act "heedlessly," underlining this word, but he is subdued now and keeps silent like a child who has misbehaved at mealtime.

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  • Here were Christian armies who heedlessly slaughtered entire populations, not in spite of their religion but because of it.

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  • Tell me, Moisheh, how many "Red Necked Americans" spewing anti-semitic filth have you encountered in your town or travels that are of sufficient number to warrant your disparaging an entire substrata of U.S. culture so heedlessly.

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  • He pushed out into the gale and sped heedlessly down the treacherous terrain.

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  • We fear unlikely events yet rush heedlessly into obvious risks.

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  • You caught the swoopy joy/anguish of a parent for a small child just toddling heedlessly into the world.

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  • They also closed with a heedlessly intimate Valentine: Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band, singing, When you look in the mirror...

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  • We start to pay proper attention to the media in which we are bathing and the suggestions we are swallowing heedlessly.

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