in a negligent fashion
- In a negligent way
- In a negligent way.
Lat. In the civil-law. Carelessness; inattention; the omission of good care or forethought. The term is certainly not exactly equivalent to our "negligence," in- asmuch as it wasn't any ncgligentia, but just a higher or gross level of it, that amounted to culpa, (actionable or punishable fault.) Negligentia semper habet infortunium comitem. Negligence constantly has misfortune for a companion. Co. Litt 246b; Shep. Touch. 476.
(adv.) In a negligent way.
One day toward the end of December Natasha, pale and thin, dressed in a black woolen gown, her plaited hair negligently twisted into a knot, was crouched feet and all in the corner of her sofa, nervously crumpling and smoothing out the end of her sash while she looked at a corner of the door.