How to use At-random in a sentence
Her boss picked Brenda at random.
Winners will be drawn at random by computer on the specified date.
And if there were more of those monstrous spiders on board, she probably did not want to wander around opening doors at random.
On average you'll win more by following a good tipster than by betting completely at random.
But, secondly, the pneumatic utterances technically known as speaking with tongues failed to reach this level of intelligibility; for Paul compares "a tongue" to a material object which should merely make a noise, to a pipe or harp twanged or blown at random without tune or time, to a trumpet blaring idly and not according to a code of signal notes.Advertisement
A hard piece of bread, flung at random in the Commons Hall, struck his left eye and destroyed the sight.
The Nevada mines are mostly grouped around the city of Eureka, where the ore occurs in "pockets" disseminated at random through limestone.
He made no attempt at a fair copy, and, when fresh information occurred to him, inserted it at random.
It is no detriment to Comte's fame that some of the ideas which he recombined and incorporated in a great philosophic structure had their origin in ideas that were produced almost at random in the incessant fermentation of Saint-Simon's brain.
It is, however, fair to assume that the comparison stars will rarely have a parallax as great as o oi "; for it must be remembered that it is quite the exception for a star taken at random to have an appreciable parallax; particularly if a star has an ordinarily small proper motion, it is likely to be very distant.Advertisement
In researches on the solar motion the assumption is almost always made that the motions of the stars relatively to one another - the peculiar motions - are at random.
There we are told that for purposes of divination certain signs were scratched on slips of wood from a fruit-bearing tree (including, no doubt, the beech; cp. book, German Buck, and Buchstabe, a letter of the alphabet); the slips were thrown down promiscuously on a white cloth, whence the expert picked them up at random and by them interpreted fate.
The ball bobbles around almost at random and the replays are vital to see what the hell went on when anyone scores.
Winners will be chosen at random - first two selected will get the canvas celosia bags, second two will win leather Celosias.
Should we increase Roger's freedom by having cheetahs chase him at random moments?Advertisement
In addition, the driver of a car fitted with an alcohol ignition interlock is required to provide further breath samples at random intervals.
Both the boards exhibit the same problems and can be made to freeze at random simply by being in an electrically noisy environment.
Everyone who attends has there name put into a hat and then are drawn out at random to create pairings.
For each patient record without a valid postcode, a similar record with a valid postcode is selected at random.
All Jurors are selected at random by computer from the electoral register.Advertisement
Again, considering the systems which start from the P normal ranges, we see that there is a probability p/(P+p) which vanishes in the limit, that a system selected at random from these will be in an abnormal state after a sufficient time.
Of the four crystal glasses engraved with the count's monogram that stood before his plate, Pierre held out one at random and drank with enjoyment, gazing with ever- increasing amiability at the other guests.
When they had last met on the old prince's name day, she had answered at random all his attempts to talk sentimentally, evidently not listening to what he was saying.
The soldiers also killed at random in streets and houses, so that no witnesses would remain.
A winner will be selected at random from all entries received by 9 am on Friday, August 4.Advertisement
The Audit Data was collected retrospectively from 105 sets of written patient records selected at random from the practice diabetes register.
Again some of these are selected at random and subdivided again, e.g. into parliamentary wards and a further random selection made.
The beads rub along the shaft of the penis applying a little pressure at random to perfectly replicate the feel of a real vagina.
Cut the buildings out and place them on the page at random angles.
Use old-fashioned photo corners to affix photos to the suitcase at random angles and write a fun quote across the top, such as "Paris or bust!"Advertisement
Write down items within that category on note cards, then let each player pick a note card at random without looking at the item written on it.
In these occasions wedding dates cannot be chosen at random.
Just pick up a plant at random and put it in the bed at random, not paying any attention to color or which plants are ending up next to each other.
Blanca visits your town at random after you connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for your first time.
Literally. Feed this guy when he appears at random during the weekdays from 6 a.m. to midnight.Advertisement
You will also see a gold coin appear on the Zuma board at random times during a stage.
Until about age seven, bullies appear to choose their victims at random.
Picking lucky numbers isn't something you do at random when using feng shui principles.
It should be noted that choosing a day at random may result in additional irregular bleeding or cycles.
A name will be drawn at random from the entries, and that person will be awarded a new bikini from Dangerous Curves' inventory.Advertisement
Many brands of flameless candles offer a flickering light, but what makes the Candle Impressions product different is that the light is set to flicker at random intervals rather than a set pattern.
Nothing spells funny like a group of zombies dressed as Britney Spears - except a group of zombies dressed as Britney Spears who dance and sing Oops, I did it Again at random moments.
While there is no rule that street clothes can't be worn during caroling, that doesn't mean you shouldn't put some thought in your costumes before caroling at random doorsteps.
During the evening, couples are paired up at random for six to eight minute chats.
Scrabble teaches children how to look at random letters and form them into a legitimate word for the game board.Advertisement
Each participant must choose a balloon at random and answer the question inside.
More gems swirled in the lake, seemingly at random.
The name Busiris in this legend may have been caught up merely at random by the early Greeks, or they may have vaguely connected their legend with the Egyptian myth of the slaying of Osiris (as king of Egypt) by his mighty brother Seth, who was in certain aspects a patron of foreigners.
If a leaf from this series be chosen at random, it is clearly more likely to have sixteen veins than to have any other assigned number; but if a first leaf chosen at random should prove to have some number of veins other than sixteen, a second leaf, chosen at random from the same series, is still more likely to have sixteen veins than to have any other assigned number.
Addresses and telephone numbers for potential recruits are selected at random from the annual agricultural census.Advertisement
Therefore mutation provides a mechanism for adding random genetic material into the chromosome by changing one or more of the gene values at random.