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off

Cricket
a. the part of the field on that side of the pitch to which the batsman presents his bat when taking strike: thus for a right-hander, off is on the right-hand side
b. a fielding position in this part of the field
c. (as modifier): the off stump

off

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(engineering)
Designating the inoperative state of a device, or one of two possible conditions (the other being “on”) in a circuit.

OFF.

On drawings, abbr. for “office.”
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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."
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Then, quite offhandedly, Jacques suggested that few young dancers would even know the name Bolender today.