An ant is easily recognized both by the casual observer and by the student of insects.
Her dress was casual but stunning.
It looked cool and casual, but not provocative.
It is casual dress.
Was he shy, or was he simply a casual type of person?
"Great. I'm starving," he answered in a casual tone.
We'll go with casual elegance.
Still, he harbored misgivings about casual sex, and god knows this was as casual as it could get.
You look nice – casual, but professional.
The politician managed to make even his casual wear appear distinguished as he stood in the doorway with sparkling blue eyes.
"So, Gabriel," Logan's voice was casual enough to tell her he suspected something.
She tried to cover her confusion with a wry smile and a casual question.
"You're not gonna tell me why?" he asked with the same casual tone Rhyn used.
"Nothing to be concerned about," he said with a casual shrug.
His dark suit was inappropriate for the casual atmosphere, but she had to admit that he looked dashing.
For some centuries the inhabitants of Palestine were subject to periodical attacks from the warlike inhabitants of Mesopotamia, as even the most casual reader of the Bible is aware.
His regard was casual on the surface, but something in his eyes suggested an undertone of tension.
Public security is considerably improved, and regular brigandage (as distinct from casual robbery) hardly exists.
Even in casual amours these class laws were invariably observed, and the young man or woman who defied them was punished, he with death, she with spearing or beating.
4, is already in a style which not even the most casual listener could mistake for anything orchestral.
Finally, it was concluded that he would never be able to encounter the discipline of a school; and casual instructors, at various times and places, were provided for him.
He himself had always refrained from exacting the usual provision which other governors had claimed; indeed, he had readily entertained over 150 officials and dependants at his table, apart from casual refugees (Neh.
The mere control of existing traffic, local street improvements and provision of new means of communication between casual points, were felt to miss the root of the problem, and in 1903 a Royal Commission was appointed to consider the whole question of locomotion and transport in London, expert evidence being taken from engineers, representatives of the various railway and other companies, of the County Council, borough councils and police, and others.
That such remains exist seems clear from the casual remarks ofl travellers.
For ten years he practised his profession with success, and with only casual interest in politics.
We find then two prominent notes of the state influence, firstly, the adaptation of the old ideas of the household and agricultural cults to the broader needs of the community, especially to the new necessities of internal justice between citizens and war against external enemies, and secondly the organization of more or less casual worship into something like a consistent system.
Irrespective of the large number of clerks, village scribes and state and municipal employes which can be drawn upon with but slight interruption of official routine, there is a fair supply of casual literary labour up to the moderate standard required.
It was one thing to ask casual questions of Giddon's daughter.
Molly appeared less shy around Howie than us, acting more casual toward him as if he was a member of her family.
Surprised at the casual wisdom of her words, Gabriel was quiet.
"Spoken like someone on the other end of the equation," she said, offended by his casual dismissal.
Mansr's voice was too casual, too even.
He headed for the stairs and when he reached the landing stopped, "By the way, tomorrow's casual dinner will serve as an engagement party of sorts."
Even so, his tone was casual when he did speak.
In fact, the casual observer might think he was actually courting her.
His casual regard lingered on her long legs and returned to her flushed face.
As he strode around the car to the driver's side with his usual grace, it struck her that Denton never looked so nice in casual clothes.
His casual dismissal infuriated her.
Her heart was hammering at his casual declaration.
In his Representative Government (1860) he systematized opinions already put forward in many casual articles and essays.
The constitution of 1876 forbids the borrowing of money except to supply casual deficiencies of revenue (amount limited to $200,000 at a time), repel invasion, suppress insurrection, defend the state in war, or pay existing debts.
He vividly imagined the casual questions that might be put to him and the answers he would give.
"I have read our protests about the Oldenburg affair and was surprised how badly the Note was worded," remarked Count Rostopchin in the casual tone of a man dealing with a subject quite familiar to him.
Fred, a casual helper, was off to the courthouse, but even without him they finished early.
"Curiosity. Most lakes don't glow green," Wynn said in a casual voice.
To her surprise, Evelyn stiffened and gave an oh-so-casual, "Oh?"
I like you best in casual clothes, you seem less arrogant.
Are you having as much difficulty keeping this night casual as I am?
"I think you should continue looking for help," he said in a casual tone.
He was dressed in jeans and a casual button-down shirt that was snug across his shoulders and chest and loose over his abdomen.
This seeming casual connexion, to some extent, confirms the historic connexion suggested by the text, that the Jews at the Exodus had to use bread prepared in haste; but not even Hebrew tradition attempts to explain why the abstention should last for seven days.
Figure Sigismund may have cut as emperor in Germany, as king of Hungary he claims our respect, and as king of Hungary he should be judged, for he ruled her, not unsuccessfully, for fifty years during one of the most difficult crises of her history, whereas his connexion with Germany was at best but casual and transient.
(4) The later lists of heretics, and the casual notices of Church fathers from the 3rd to the 5th century, though not containing much that is of value, yet contain a little.3 1 It is evident that Montanism was by no means homogeneous.
This extract from one of Miss Sullivan's letters is added because it contains interesting casual opinions stimulated by observing the methods of others.
And suddenly, in the most casual tone, which made him feel ashamed of himself, he said, as if merely asking his father to let him have the carriage to drive to town:
After a casual pause, such as often occurs when receiving friends for the first time in one's own house, "Uncle," answering a thought that was in his visitors' minds, said:
Handsome and lean, he wore slacks and a collared shirt left open at the neck with the long sleeve meticulously rolled in a faux casual style.
It was one thing to stand firm on the issue of casual sex, but this was the man she would be married to in less than two weeks.
A minority of those present were casual guests--chiefly young men, among whom were Denisov, Rostov, and Dolokhov--who was now again an officer in the Semenov regiment.
"Sure," came the casual reply.
"Looks like we could use some rain," he said in a casual tone.
The door was ajar and the phone was on the hall table.