Until now, it’s been an ad hoc system of accountability.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
The lack of criticism evidenced by our ad hoc community influenced me, and set a tone of tolerance for my life.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
All I have to do is draw it from an ad hoc spigot.
Jules Verne -- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
The ad hoc village that would serve as our home for the next six weeks sat at the head of a natural amphitheater delineated by forbidding mountain walls.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
I should like to see written up weekly at the door of the town hall on a board ad hoc* the names of all those who during the week got intoxicated on alcohol.
Gustave Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
"Your ad hoc messenger has not returned," he said.
Megan Whalen Turner -- Queen of Attolia
On the other hand, 1 would feel personally disgraced by diplomatic cooperation, even on a one-time ad hoc basis, between my own country and Austria.
Thomas Mann -- The Magic Mountain
Frank Millet unofficially kept watch over the buildings of the eastern architects during their lengthy absences from the park, lest some ad hoc decision cause irreparable aesthetic damage.
Erik Larson -- The Devil in the White City
Medusa had asked a minor favor of the celebrated Gates, an inconsequential, perfectly acceptable staff appointment on an ad hoc government-oriented commission, and he had not even answered their phone calls!
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Ultimatum
255 (January 1984); "Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality," American Statistician 31, no.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks