Usage examples for random

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. You are a mere child, a baby, you speak at random. – A Little Rebel by Mrs. Hungerford
  5. 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
  6. I answered her at random. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  7. 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
  8. The random shot had told. – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  9. Are you there, Random? – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  10. To rush at random into the immense- burning building would have been madness. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. 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
  12. Crooked Nose knew better than to shoot at random. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. And so on he takes us, apparently at random, through the whole range of his sense impressions. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  17. 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
  18. " 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