One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Genius and insanity: we throw the terms about cavalierly, as accusations or accolades, but they might simply reflect alternative expressions of the same level of intensity.’
- ‘After all, a school system that cavalierly advances children from grade to grade even if they haven't mastered basic reading and math skills is just hurting those kids.’
- ‘Motorists who so cavalierly put the lives of others at risk should face a mandatory period of suspension, of some several years, before being allowed to take the test afresh.’
- ‘One danger here is not that the issues will be treated too cavalierly - that their complexities will not be fully appreciated - but rather that they will be made to appear more difficult than necessary.’
- ‘They cavalierly entered a pay-TV market about which they knew nothing, underestimated the severity of the competition's response and paid a ludicrous sum for the rights to broadcast football matches hardly anybody watches.’
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