casualness

Definitions

  • Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
    Two men wearing distinctly different uniforms are waving identical flags with the double headed eagle emblem and are fighting each other across a river. This may be a reference to the Russo-Turkish war of 1877–1878. Two Balkan men casually watch the battle from behind a wall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n casualness a casual manner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Research indicates that people prefer the colour blue for their casual clothing
    • n Casualness The quality of being casual.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n casualness The state of being casual; casuality.
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Quotations

  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “Criticism should be a casual conversation.”
  • Warren E. Burger
    Warren E. Burger
    “We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    William%20S.%20Burroughs
    “Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective.”
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis%20Bacon
    “Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.”
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim%20Rohn
    “All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.”

Usage

In literature:

Pete was surprised that the chickens should go about their business so casually.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
This was told him casually by fishermen.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Whether their talk was badinage or profanity or purely casual, he could not say.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
In the latter years they have all purchased touring cars, and now they run to town casually, on almost any excuse.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
Between tucks, Father Dominic will inquire casually into the state of my soul, and the information thus elicited will scandalize the old saint.
"The Pride of Palomar" by Peter B. Kyne
Hardy ambled into the room, and looked around in the most casual way.
"The Bad Man" by Charles Hanson Towne
Casually he chatted with acquaintances as he worked his way toward the rear.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
As they sat on the dyke in the soft cool air Alice spoke casually of the place.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
She had never known a man before who chatted so casually about the probable necessity of dying.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
What would my advisers say, were they the medical attendants, and I the patient left their advice, and took the casual adviser's?
"Notes on Nursing" by Florence Nightingale
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In poetry:

Who sacred held my life
Apart from casual strife,
Striving to comprehend
Life's first and end.
"Introit : II. Images" by Thomas MacDonagh
And then I thought of Him who fed
Five thousand hungry men,
With five small casual loaves of bread,--
Would he were here again!--
Dear God! hast Thou still miracles
For the troubled sons of men?
"God Is Good" by John Oxenham
Does some stray reminder, or the casual mention of a name, bring the
fit back upon him, taciturn and deprest?
Does he see himself reflected in me? In these hours, does he see the
face of his hours reflected?
"Hours Continuing Long" by Walt Whitman
Though for fifteen years you have chaffed me across the table,
Slept in my arms and fingered my plunging heart,
I scarcely know you; we have not known each other.
For all the fierce and casual contacts, something keeps us apart.
"The Flaming Circle" by Louis Untermeyer
Of course, we didn't tell them we were putting up the game;
But we fixed it up between us, and made bets upon the same.
We named a time-keep and a referee to see it through;
Then strolled around, just casual, and introduced the two.
"The Silent Member" by C J Dennis
It was an Undergraduate, his years were scarce nineteen;
Discretion's years and wisdom's teeth he plainly ne'er had seen;
For his step was light and jaunty, and around him wide and far
He puffed the fragrant odours of a casual cigar.
"Atheletes And Aesthesis" by E W Bowling

In news:

The 18,000-square-foot, three-level store features a new interior design and carries the casual and collection lines for men and women.
Fourteen-year-old Henry tells a casual lie that raises his older brother's suspicions that their cousin might be living among Indians in the Dakota Territory.
This is a casual experiment , best done over a long period of time.
A casual tavern with a well-planned menu and expertly paired cocktails and entrees.
Go deeper than a casual listen: Voice your feelings, build a profile around your favorite music, connect with people who share your passions and discover new ones.
Casual Estates trailer condemned over trash, animal feces and stench.
0The Town of Clay has condemned a trailer at Casual Estates which neighbors say has become a menace and potential health hazard.
The Town of Clay has condemned a trailer at Casual Estates which neighbors say has become a menace and potential health hazard.
The criteria for judging each casual furnishings category included: overall design, marketability, product innovation, color, construction and imaginative use of materials.
"The urinal is too high," says Douglas Schapiro, a pudgy lawyer dressed casually in a red polo shirt.
Casual downtown offshoot of the Crestwood favorite serves simple fare prepared with care.
Casual furnishings source Laneventure plans to move its International Home Furnishings Center showroom here to the first floor of the building's Main Wing, according to the IHFC.
Stable owners say the summer was a big one for casual horseback riders .
When I stay at a friend's home overnight, I casually make the bed I slept in the next morning.
For those of you who don't know me, I'm the editor-in-chief of Furniture/Today, sister publication to Casual Living.
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In science:

The descriptions in this paper are intended for event generator authors and may appear complex—most of the details will be transparent to the casual user.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
Also responsible was Henri Poincare and his work with Non-linear systems, which illustrated apparent casual systems exhibiting non-deterministic and complex behavior (Antti-Poika, Website).
Complex Systems
This paper is concerned with a similar prescription for stably casual, stationary spacetimes, i.e., those which possess a complete 1-parameter family of timelike symmetries whose orbits are not necessarily hypersurface orthogonal.
Dynamics in Stationary, Non-Globally Hyperbolic Spacetimes
It is usually assumed, often rather casually, that the seed particles are created at shock during merger events.
Non-thermal particles in the intergalactic and intracluster medium
So as usual, and as desired, rotation will involve, as a matter of conceptual analysis, an ob ject’s persisting parts having circular orbits in space. (Again, to say ‘usual’ is true but casual: a proper account of space is still needed—cf.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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