Our final step is not neglect—we can afford to fix things, as Sandy once again attests.
We now know that neglect on the part of her children's father was a huge factor.
How many parents [are] accused of abuse and neglect of a child they have adopted?
Forcing a baby to sleep outside the ‘Family Bed’ is tantamount to neglect.
Also, as has been reported: one of my cats died, probably due to neglect by Jonathan Coulton, 54 who cannot prove otherwise.
Forgive what I am about to say—but you will see yourself that it is a point I am compelled not to neglect.
But this neglect has at length recoiled upon the heads of its promoters.
They fled from your tyranny, and grew by your neglect of them.
One cause of the King's neglect was his great distress for money.
Columbus and Corts died in their beds, but they were victims of their sovereign's neglect.
1520s, from Latin neglectus, past participle of neglegere "to make light of, disregard, be indifferent to, not heed, not trouble oneself about," literally "not to pick up," variant of neclegere, from Old Latin nec "not" (see deny) + legere "pick up, select" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Neglected; neglecting.
1580s, from neglect (v.) or from Latin neglectus "a neglecting," noun use of past participle of neglegere.