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  • adv. in an offhand manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Offhand; in an offhand manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a casually inconsiderate manner
  • adv. without previous thought or preparation


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  • And so it goes throughout "The Complete Collection," which doesn't come by its title offhandedly: Here is every last album and single he made for Columbia, along with the handful he made for other labels.

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  • “They were having a sack race for these Sri Lankan children who had been orphaned only weeks before by the tsunami, and I made the mistake of kind of offhandedly saying to Joe, ‘I could beat you,’” Mr. Israel recounted.

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  • They mentioned that they kind of offhandedly mentioned at work that they were interested in applying for the show, and their bosses were all for it.

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  • Rep. Peter King, R-N. Y., criticized the White House for "offhandedly" announcing during a White House briefing Wednesday that Rogers would be a no-show, instead of notifying Congress directly.


  • Foster offhandedly said the cellar of her weekend "shack" was cold and humid enough to cure meat in; Barrow said, well, that's easy enough to do.

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  • As everyone's mother says, "You only get one chance to make a good first impression," so I've offhandedly come to the conclusion that Audrey lures new unsuspecting readers in, giving them a sense of ease before I dazzle them in with my ironic bullshit and gonzo sensibility.

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  • This year, one of my best friends and roommates, Kaitlin, was running, fulfilling a promise she had made offhandedly when we were sophomores.

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  • The Republicans have offered constittutionally correct ideas that the Democrats won't even look at but offhandedly dismiss them.

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  • There you go again, asserting offhandedly that taxpayers subsidise immigrants.

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  • Amid the outcry, he offhandedly raised the idea of also giving illegal immigrants driver's licenses.

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