Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "inadvertence":

  1. In the inadvertence of grief, she ran into the shop. - "Alec Forbes of Howglen", George MacDonald.
  2. My death was essential to Clarke, because he believed that I was the only one who could positively identify him as 'Clarke, ' and that, therefore, as long as I lived he could not resume his own identity and personal freedom of action for fear that I might, even if only through inadvertence, recognise him. - "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
  3. He had retained, not with any purpose, but in pure inadvertence, the key which he had mentioned to the rector; and he had it now. - "The New Rector", Stanley J. Weyman.