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  • n. Plural form of inadvertency.


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  • The interpretation of what Mrs. Haywood terms inadvertencies ” a word almost invariably used in her writings as a euphemism ” is a more difficult problem, for definite evidence of the authoress 'gallantries is entirely lacking.

    The Life and Romances of Mrs Eliza Haywood

  • Too, I was convinced he might occasionally let his attention wander just a page 234 bit too much, perhaps confident of his ability to overcome inadvertencies, or perhaps because of a tendency to underestimate opponents.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • How amusingly Sancho is made to clear up the obscurities thus alluded to by the Bachelor Carrasco — no reader can have forgotten; but there remained enough of similar lacunas, inadvertencies, and mistakes, to exercise the ingenuity of those Spanish critics, who were too wise in their own conceit to profit by the good-natured and modest apology of this immortal author.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • "It happens all the time," he says, "and usually doesn't start in malice but often starts in inadvertencies."

    My Friend Flickr?

  • Forgive me, dearest creature! — creature if you be, forgive me! — forgive my inadvertencies! — forgive my inequalities! — pity my infirmities! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He receives the common attentions of civility as obligations, which he returns with interest; and resents with passion the little inadvertencies of human nature, which he repays with interest too.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • And yet he would sometimes be civil, hoping to cheat me into inadvertencies.

    The Claverings

  • His heart was, besides, almost broken already; and his spirits were so sunk, that he could say nothing for himself; but acknowledge the whole, and, like a criminal in despair, threw himself upon mercy; concluding, “That though he must own himself guilty of many follies and inadvertencies, he hoped he had done nothing to deserve what would be to him the greatest punishment in the world.”

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • It wasn't the first slip I had made, nor was it likely to be the last, but most such inadvertencies resulted in nothing more than a quizzical glance, were they noticed at all.

    Drums of Autumn

  • His beautifully expressive blunders and idiocies, his cleverly illustrative errors and inadvertencies, are perhaps more sacrosanct, more deserving of analization than even his hallowed salesmanship.

    The Book of the SubGenius


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