Definitions

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  • noun the property of being offhand

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Examples

  • There is a certain irritating sort of journalist - perhaps unfairly, Zoe Williams of the Guardian is the first name that springs to mind - who affects an adolescent offhandedness in his of her writing.

    Simon Titley: Against jargon

  • The offhandedness, that slightly dismissive tone, the idea that food in fiction is a trend that will pass, pained me.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Food-centered fiction vs adding recipes for local color

  • Oh, not really, she says, such offhandedness, then adds, Though I have been seeing more of him than I expected, frankly.

    Hollywood Savage

  • Speaking to French about the way his wife had reacted to his giving an interview about his years as “a great prostitute man,” he says with magnificent offhandedness:

    Cruel and Unusual

  • Speaking to French about the way his wife had reacted to his giving an interview about his years as “a great prostitute man,” he says with magnificent offhandedness:

    Cruel and Unusual

  • Oh, not really, she says, such offhandedness, then adds, Though I have been seeing more of him than I expected, frankly.

    Hollywood Savage

  • Speaking to French about the way his wife had reacted to his giving an interview about his years as “a great prostitute man,” he says with magnificent offhandedness:

    Cruel and Unusual

  • The coldness of those words, the offhandedness, almost destroyed me.

    The only ones: Escaping near death

  • Yet there is an offhandedness and ingrained antiaesthetic bent to Mr. Golub's approach, as if he is concerned more with his convoluted messages than with making a self-sustaining work of art.

    His Bark Is Worse Than His Bite

  • There is an interesting and almost funny offhandedness here: It would not have been surprising if she had picked up a rolling pin and beaned him with it.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

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