casual


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casual

1. Biology another term for adventive
2. Biology another term for an adventive
3. Brit a young man dressed in expensive casual clothes who goes to football matches in order to start fights
References in classic literature ?
To experiment with my new-found toy I thought to surprise him into revealing this combination and so I asked him in a casual manner how he had managed to unlock the massive doors for me from the inner chambers of the building.
Even the Russian elicited only casual interest when he brought him food.
I found some of it hard to endure, though I am a mild-tempered man; but, certainly, when I told the captain to "shut up" I had forgotten that I was merely a bit of human flotsam, cut off from my resources and with my fare unpaid; a mere casual dependant on the bounty, or speculative enterprise, of the ship.
But to me the future is still black and blank--is a vast ignorance, lit at a few casual places by the memory of his story.
There were few people in the train, and I was in no mood for casual conversation.
And not only at the present time owing to some casual circumstances, but always, at all times, a decent man is bound to be a coward and a slave.
de Villefort has overwhelmed me with politeness in return for a service which a casual piece of good fortune enabled me to render him.
Darcy; or at least, by the predominance of virtue, atone for those casual errors under which she would endeavour to class what Mr.
The Blackfoot is the hereditary enemy of the Crow, toward whom hostility is like a cherished principle of religion; for every tribe, besides its casual antagonists, has some enduring foe with whom there can be no permanent reconciliation.
Many times in my life, standing in long sea-boots and streaming oilskins at the elbow of my commander on the poop of a homeward-bound ship making for the Channel, and gazing ahead into the gray and tormented waste, I have heard a weary sigh shape itself into a studiously casual comment:
A casual observer might have thought "and there ends the dialogue
Instead of making casual voyages, in transient ships, they established regular trading houses in the high latitudes, along the northwest coast of America, and upon the chain of the Aleutian Islands between Kamtschatka and the promontory of Alaska.