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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
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But all my life had been made up of earnest, studious, thoughtful, quiet years, bestowed faithfully for the increase of mine own knowledge, and faithfully, too, though this latter object was but casual to the other -- faithfully for the advancement of human welfare.
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.
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.