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Sample sentences for the GRE study word offhand

offhand can be used as a adj
offhand can be used as a adv

1.I could not dream of sacrificing it in this offhand fashion. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
2.My friend threw out the information in a very offhand way, but I saw that he cocked his eye at me to see if I had followed his reasoning. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3.Freddy Malins bade the Misses Morkan good-evening in what seemed an offhand fashion by reason of the habitual catch in his voice and then, seeing that Mr. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.Natasha suddenly shrank into herself and involuntarily assumed an offhand air which alienated Princess Mary still more. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.Then he took his place in the first row of the stalls and sat down beside Dolokhov, nudging with his elbow in a friendly and offhand way that Dolokhov whom others treated so fawningly. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.That is excellent common sense, but it is not poetry and it is not necessary to hunt through Johnson's bulky volumes for the information, since any moralist can give us offhand the same doctrine. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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