From the first settlements up until the Civil War, ordinary Americans were not heavily armed and were generally neglectful of the guns they did own.
The all-pervasive corruption in the police force and the bureaucracy has made the commoners neglectful of the rule of law.
I've been rather neglectful of this blog over the last couple of weeks.
Unhappily, viewed from Moscow, this has issued in a relationship more neglectful of Russian national interests.
Assume the past resembles the simple patterns and clear verities of myth and the stories we write and call history will be woefully incomplete, hopelessly simplistic, and shamefully neglectful of others who were there.
His survey of current attempts at restitution pays little attention to the role of religion therein, an omission that some other scholars would consider neglectful of important facts.
Rathbone therefore found herself cast in the role of the profligate American, heedless of the future and neglectful of the past.
The proposal has drawn fire from opposition parties and private foundations, who condemned it as neglectful of the welfare of the people.
Yet we can't complain about biomedicine being mechanistic and neglectful of the psychological and social realms, and then go and accuse it of colonising them when it finally expresses an interest.
Then again, I've been pretty neglectful of a few things in the last weeks