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  • r  without previous thought or preparation
    she had made these remarks offhandedly
  • r  in a casually inconsiderate manner
    she threw him over offhandedly without even a Dear-John letter

  • It may also be that a mainstream movie doesn't dare consider more than offhandedly the radical alternatives to an official policy.
  • The amount of zinc in the human body is so small that textbooks offhandedly record its presence as "a trace.
  • A few days before, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld had offhandedly mentioned that bin Laden may have tried to sneak out of the country--possibly in a helicopter flying close to the .
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  • Do Not Sleep With Someone Who Says This to You
    In this month's Marie Claire, Whitney Joiner identifies a familiar type: the twenty- or thirtysomething who eschews condoms because he just doesn't feel like the type of guy who gets AIDS.  "People like us don't get STDs," Joiner's lover said to her offhandedly. "You know: White. Heterosexual. Middle-class. It's all blown out of ... More »        
    Aug. 13, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Baron Von Raschke in
    He actually suggested that name to me,Raschke said. "I offhandedly rejected it because it didn't sound German -- and it sounded kind of bizarre. So I thought, 'No, I have a German name. I'll use my own name. My last name anyway.'"
  • JD Hayworth in
    But Rep. JD Hayworth, R-Ariz., said it was "inconceivable to me that Secretary Ridge is speaking for the Bush administration when he unilaterally and offhandedly suggests such a radical policy reversal that is guaranteed to encounter strong...

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