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  • n. The quality of lacking any predictable order or plan.

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  • n. the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan


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  • These considerations together with my own work of contextualization in the form of notes (somewhat more gracefully acknowledged by Mr. Buruma) should exempt this edition from the accusation of "haphazardness" with which he has stigmatized it.

    Oshima's Choice

  • There was no completeness, no system, no organization; it was a kind of haphazardness, altogether opposite to his own clear and well-ordered ideas.

    After London Or, Wild England

  • There was a sense of haphazardness in the way outfits were thrown together, and Theyskens says that's what he was going for.

    Word of advice for spring wardrobe: caution

  • Welty's letters, too, often boast a happy haphazardness.

    Staving Off Oblivion

  • I love London particularly for that layered feel, for its glorious haphazardness and its unique personality, which Peter Ackroyd personisifes as William Blake's Glad Day: a radiant youth with his arms outstretched against rainbow light.

    MIND MELD: Real-Life Places That Inspire Exceptional World Building

  • Then again, such casual haphazardness is also part of the book's odd charm, akin to the experience of wave-watching itself.

    Going With the Flow

  • The hope from the simple fact that after decades of haphazardness, the Palestinians have a strategy for statehood in Palestine.

    Daoud Kuttab: Palestinian Strategic Path Towards Independence Will Continue Despite Obstacles

  • Although the smell of the bathroom sticks to the walls and clothes, because no one wants to work as a cleaning aid for the miserable wages the job pays, at least there is not as much haphazardness as in other schools in Havana.

    Yoani Sanchez: When Learning Turns to Dust

  • The outcome was catastrophic and we are today seeing the results of the haphazardness of the borders drawn up as on an architect's drawing board by overbearing and ignorant civil servants and generals of the one remaining empire, the British

    The Multiple Faces of War

  • So in the end, like the dog who remains loyal to his abusive owner, I find myself compelled to return to the haphazardness and insoluble grime of both the Ironic Orange Julius Bike and New York City.

    Let's Get Cultural: Cycling Causes Importance


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