NOUN
  1. the process of being heedful
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How To Use advertence In A Sentence

  • Mistakes proceed from inadvertence.
  • The reason is obvious, such acts lack neither adequate advertence nor sufficient consent, even though the latter be elicited only to avoid a greater evil or one conceived to be greater. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI
  • In the present case I think there was more than mere inadvertence or inattention.
  • The same judgment is to be given when, as not unfrequently happens, there has been little or no advertence to the harm that is being done. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
  • Oh, my, I hope through inadvertence, I haven't stepped into a hornet's nest.
  • Charles E. Grassley Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, initiated an inquiry to determine whether guns traveled to Mexico through inadvertence or deliberate policy on the part of U.S. law enforcement. U.S. let guns fall into drug cartels' hands, files show
  • He did inform Mr. Fish, at any rate, on the 30th of July, and alleged "inadvertence" as the reason for his omission to do it before. John Lothrop Motley, A Memoir — Complete
  • Germany, yet it does not introduce knowledge or advertence as a criterion of responsibility: "An act is not punishable when the person at the time of doing it was in a state of unconsciousness or disease of mind by which a free determination of the will was excluded". The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • Probably Dee, through indolence or inadvertence, or, more likely, simple indisposition, hadn't made contact with her. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • Probably Dee, through indolence or inadvertence, or, more likely, simple indisposition, hadn't made contact with her. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
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