In this off-hand manner of constituting a Parliament, we detect the mingled daring of the Puritan and the Soldier.
He tried to speak in an off-hand manner, as though it was a usual thing to do.
Then he took her hand, in order to appear kind and to deal with the matter in an off-hand way.
As a general rule he spoke in the tone of command or in a blunt, off-hand manner.
“I should not like to say off-hand how much of that there was,” he pursued with amusing caution.
This kind of off-hand behaviour, was not calculated to retain custom.
The charge that the living conditions of Japanese are lower is a thing which cannot be determined by off-hand judgment.
"Oh, I don't know," he mumbled, trying to assume an off-hand air.
Well, we must find her now anyhow; and you must marry her off-hand.
At last, that day I saw her at Stratleigh, we determined to settle it off-hand.'