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You have been of the reckless deportment—you may still be of it.

You shall be reckless as you like—but without your stored energy surplus to harm you.

Sidney was thoroughly angry by this time, angry and reckless.

He gave the wheel a reckless twist, and Le Moyne called him to time sternly.

"No, no; thank you," gasped the boy, aghast at the reckless audacity of the proposal.

On the other hand, he might have been suspected of hiding a fund of reckless naughtiness.

A spy of that sort can afford to be more reckless than the most reckless of conspirators.

Dick, reckless of shell and bullets, tried to pierce the cloud with his eyes.

How great has been the loss to art and history caused by their reckless demolition!

The reply won from him a gesture of approval, and this gave me a reckless tongue.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English receleas "careless, thoughtless, heedless," earlier reccileas, from *rece, recce "care, heed," from reccan "to care" (see reck (v.)) + -less. The same affixed form is in German ruchlos, Dutch roekeloos "wicked." Root verb reck (Old English reccan) is passing into obscurity.

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