Usage examples for negligible

  1. There was a pause after it had fallen into the silence, as if an intruder had poked her head in through the door, and it brought only the most negligible answer from Mrs. Peopping. – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
  2. Keggs did not dislike Reggie, but intellectually he considered him negligible. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  3. His story was this: He had built up a big enterprise during the pioneer boom days of easy money and negligible competition. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  4. The waste products of the child, if weighed, would not amount to a great deal; but they are by no means negligible. – The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy by J. Morris Slemons
  5. The results of the suggestion were negligible. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  6. This, however, is manifestly unfair, for it is now known that Mrs. Howard's influence was negligible. – Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732) by Lewis Melville
  7. In view of all this, and after much cajoling on his part, and his constant reiteration that for three females,- one old, one ill and one negligible,- a handy man about the house was a necessity, he was accepted. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  8. Lady Harriet had more than once described her as a negligible quantity. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  9. Even thus limited, this function is not a negligible quantity:- it includes the plans and constructions for the future, and all the dreams of escaping from the present; and there is no man but makes such. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  10. There is a danger that the tendency to regard talking as negligible may invade our little movement . – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  11. Now he was useless, negligible. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  12. The supply of trench guns and mortars, with their ammunition, hand- grenades, and other most necessary munitions of war, was almost negligible, nor was there any active attempt to understand and grapple vitally with the new problems calling for the application of modern science to the character of warfare that had developed. – 1914 by John French, Viscount of Ypres
  13. The fir, as a British Columbia logging chance, was all but negligible. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  14. Constable's British contemporaries being men of genius of various degrees, men of individual vision, it is quite natural that his influence upon them should have been almost negligible. – Constable by C. Lewis Hind
  15. He was a negligible quantity. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  16. How this may be accomplished by an increase of pressure is clearly shown, for the increase of fuel necessary to increase the pressure is negligible, as shown by the total heat, while the increase in economy, due to the higher pressure, will result directly from the rapid increase of the corresponding temperature. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  17. To Clavering she had always shown the softer side of her nature and he knew her perhaps better, or at all events more intimately, than any of her old friends, for she had not treated him as a negligible junior even when he arrived in New York at the tender age of twenty- two. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  18. Such reviews are noted as " weighty," but it must not be supposed that the reviews not so marked are negligible; unless of some value to scholarship, reviews are not usually mentioned below. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  19. He had not the face of a man whose word of honour was a negligible thing. – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. When these interests heard that submarine warfare was to be so restricted as to be practically negligible, they began to sow seeds of discontent among the ammunition makers. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman