Yes, the disastrous French campaign in Russia is viewed as the beginning of the end and treated as Napoleon's mistake, but if the Russians are offhandedly
thanked for the war of attrition they fought in 1812, their participation in Western Europe in 1813 and 1814 has been downplayed.
Only elderly dictators, and sometimes their children, stand between the Middle East and what Donald Rumsfeld once called, offhandedly
, the untidiness of freedom.
While she offhandedly
refers to Lenin as 'pathologically suspicious', 'a coward' and 'a bad loser', Rappaport also relates how democratic he was in personal relations, preferring simple working people to tiresome intellectuals, frequently lighthearted, even as he was savage in polemic of those he opposed.
As he was showing them an apartment at 10 Hanover Square in the Financial District, he offhandedly
suggested that if they moved into the building, they could hold their reception in the common room and save thousands of dollars.
This is in contrast to many current moral philosophers, who seem comfortable exploring hypothetical cases, or suggesting practical changes, with hardly any consideration of the real-life implications (as with one prominent philosopher who seems almost offhandedly
to call for a return to the permissibility of private revenge).
The report offhandedly
notes that such schools "would likely require a number of changes in Federal and State law" but fails to point out that erasing the First Amendment's church-state separation provision would be among them.
I wrote my e-mail address on the whiteboard and told my students offhandedly
that they could e-mail the homework.
And he admits offhandedly
: "I've backed my fellow to win half."
THE CAN WEST NEWS SERVICE REPORT BEGAN SOMEWHAT offhandedly
Later he offhandedly
refers to Earth's shadow as an unnoticed detail of life.
"He is just making a trailer for Quentin Tarantino," he says offhandedly
Then, quite offhandedly
, Jacques suggested that few young dancers would even know the name Bolender today.