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marked by blithe unconcern

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without or seeming to be without plan or method

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appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions

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occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

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hasty and without attention to detail

occurring from time to time

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characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility

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natural and unstudied

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not showing effort or strain

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Being owned by private adventurers, or casual voyagers, who cared only for present profit, and had no interest in the permanent prosperity of the trade, they were reckless in their dealings with the natives, and made no scruple of supplying them with fire-arms.
The thing that struck him most was the exceedingly casual way in which some craft loafed about the broad Atlantic.
I do not know why I made my enquiry as casual as possible.
He was forced to write, but he sought to make his reply as casual as was possible without being offensive: he begged her not to wire, since it was difficult to explain telegrams to his mother, an old-fashioned person for whom a telegram was still an event to excite tremor.
He vividly imagined the casual questions that might be put to him and the answers he would give.
He cast but a casual glance upon the single slave who stood guard.
All we could spare from the supply of our humble wardrobe and our little casual expenses, he directed us to put into the savings'-bank; saying, we knew not how soon we might be dependent on that alone for support: for he felt he had not long to be with us, and what would become of our mother and us when he was gone, God only knew!
No one spoke more than a casual word to him from the moment he stepped to the deck until the short journey was at an end.
I neither spoke to him nor saw him there, except as a casual visitor," Granet insisted.
When Daughtry sauntered along the main deck a few minutes later and paused for a gossip with the customs officer and a quartermaster at the head of the gang-plank, Captain Duncan little dreamed that his casual glance was resting on his steward for the last time.
They entered the hall from the rear, still keeping the casual formation of the group, and moved slowly up a side aisle.
And shall we just carelessly allow children to hear any casual tales which may be devised by casual persons, and to receive into their minds ideas for the most part the very opposite of those which we should wish them to have when they are grown up?
Graham, in a tone of merely casual inquiry, but with a sidelong glance - intended to be playfully mischievous - really, brimful and running over with malice.
Any one who had bestowed but a casual glance on Barnaby might have known that this was his mother, from the strong resemblance between them; but where in his face there was wildness and vacancy, in hers there was the patient composure of long effort and quiet resignation.
They'll make you pay, as fur as your money will go,' pursued the Deputy, 'for your relief as a Casual and for your being passed to your Parish.