Here his love of social pleasures made him neglectful of his studies, but he entered St John's College, Cambridge, in October 1766.
He is nominally a Mahommedan, but is neglectful of the practices of his religion.
He sent far and wide in search of manuscripts, rescuing many treasures from the charge of ignorant and neglectful monks.
Though he was not blind to the commercial interests of England, he was neglectful of the administration and affairs of her oversea colonies.
During this time Newton does not appear to have taken part in any of the debates in the House; but he was not neglectful of his duties as a member.
Upon his release in 1774 he married his cousin Mlle de Broissy, but he was neglectful and unfaithful, and in 1789 the pair separated, the wife taking refuge in a convent.
16-18, be not over-righteous (over-attentive to details of ritual and convention) or over-wicked (flagrantly neglectful of established beliefs and customs); here "righteous" and "wicked" appear to be technical terms designating two parties in the Jewish world of the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C., the observers and the non-observers of the Jewish ritual law; these parties represent in a general way the Pharisees and the Sadducees; viii.