But the atmosphere was casual, and editors were encouraged to circulate around the showroom after the show.
The GOP lambasted the president for being too aloof and casual about leaks that endanger national security.
He was not a man given to casual affectionate display; the moment was charged with emotion.
The gala is less of a traditional awards show and more of a Hollywood love fest—the most casual coming together of the season.
His most striking phrase was also chilling in its casual camaraderie with the beyond.
But under the seething surface—first visible to the casual glance—was a substratum as pure as it was solid and unyielding.
Every day I meet men who tell the most wonderful stories in the most casual way.
Her temper was even, and her nature was finer than her prim, priggish ways would have led the casual acquaintance to suppose.
His large voice was modulated to kindliness as he spoke in a casual manner.
Yet this largest of channel ports, in its present state, can show the casual passer-by much that is interesting.
late 14c., "subject to or produced by chance," from Middle French casuel (15c.), from Late Latin casualis "by chance," from Latin casus "chance, occasion, opportunity; accident, event" (see case (n.1)).
Of persons, in the sense of "not to be depended on, unmethodical," it is attested from 1883; meaning "showing lack of interest" is from 1916. Of clothes, "informal," from 1939. Related: Casually.