Spike now saw this well-planned project to avoid death, and regretted his own remissness in not making sure of Jack.
She returned only the more oppressed by the sense of remissness—of remorse.
We may add that frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or remissness on the part of the government.
Every day it is so, and there is no remissness in the observance of the custom.
It had been brought to Kaiachououk's notice, and he had lost no time in seeking out the man and taxing him with his remissness.
His excuse for remissness in correspondence was, "I am a young man and in Paris."
And then the means which should kindle love, are used with more dulness, and remissness, and indifferency.
He could only hope that such advantage had not been taken of his remissness.
He rejoiced in death, when, from no remissness of his, it closed his labours.
I could not bear to think that a minute should be lost by remissness or hesitation.
early 15c., "weak, dissolved," from Latin remissus "relaxed, languid; negligent," past participle of remittere "slacken, abate, let go" (see remit). Meaning "characterized by lack of strictness" is attested from mid-15c.; that of "characterized by negligence" is from mid-15c.