Usage examples for random

  1. I answered her at random – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. The speaker that fires his force and emphasis at random into a sentence will not get results. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  3. The young child now takes a current word into use, a little at random and now makes a new one, so as to save the interruption of a pause for search. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  4. Crooked Nose knew better than to shoot at random – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White
  5. " No, of course not," said Arthur, answering almost at random and thinking how best he might explain the sacrifice which he had made without taking too much credit to himself. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  6. Are you there, Random – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  7. How little did the speaker of those few and random words know what courage he had given to a drooping heart, what renewed energy to a breaking spirit! – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  8. In fact, all she could catch were random words, words that only drifted through her consciousness and failed to stick or make any sense. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. This plate shall be the " cup," we will so say, of the candle; this spirit shall be our fuel; and I am about to place this chimney over it, because it is better for me to do so than to let things proceed at random – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  10. The name of the Marquis de Suarez, when she uttered it, had been but a shaft hurled at random – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  11. To rush at random into the immense- burning building would have been madness. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. You will remember, Baron, I said, speaking at random but gravely, and as though some special meaning lurked in my words, that this young lady comes of a race who do not readily change. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. The lad spoke to her, giving expression to his sympathy, and she accepted it; but she said such strange things, and answered him so utterly at random that he began to fear that grief had turned her brain. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  14. Their search, at first random now became definite. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  15. Plainly Mataafa does not act at random – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  16. You are a mere child, a baby, you speak at random – A Little Rebel by Mrs. Hungerford
  17. It was a coincidence that there should be a band of nurses on board the ship, with costumes almost precisely like hers and the Head Sister's, chosen apparently at random by John Hasle: but then, after all, there was a strong resemblance in the dresses of all nurses, provided the colours happened to be the same. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  18. The random shot had told. – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  19. And so on he takes us, apparently at random through the whole range of his sense impressions. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  20. Several plantation houses along the west coast had been burned, and through the rain random gunfire could still be heard as slaves were being pursued. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover