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
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.