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haphazard

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Definition without pattern or planning
  • She seemed to have a most haphazard system of record keeping.
haphazard = without pattern or planning
  • The haphazard manner in which she spent money drove her husband crazy.
  • haphazard = without pattern or planning
  • This fact, which has been very clearly made out, proves conclusively that it was no mere haphazard burglary.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  Sign of the Four
  • Who hasn't heard of ships found floating, haphazard, with their crews all dead?
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Shadow Line
  • They came less often, and flew, when they did come, less slowly, as if the search had become haphazard and no longer hopeful.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • haphazard = without pattern or planning
  • My work shifts were split so haphazardly that it was easy to believe that my superiors had chosen them maliciously.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • haphazardly = in a manner that lacks a pattern
  • Knives of all shapes and sizes were stacked haphazardly all the way to the top.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • haphazardly = without pattern or planning
  • Rather than showing Dylan and Logan the proper way to do it—carefully and meticulously—I just let them have at it haphazardly.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • haphazardly = without pattern or planning
  • The village was larger than Carvahall, but it had been constructed haphazardly, the houses aligned in no particular order.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • haphazardly = without pattern or planning
  • The decision he made would be extremely important, but the way in which he made the decision would be careless, haphazard, and uninformed.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • haphazard = without pattern or planning
  • The windows to the living room, the foyer, and the upstairs guest bathroom were broken, patched haphazardly with sheets of clear plastic or wooden boards nailed across the frames.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • haphazardly = without pattern or planning
  • I was pretty warm in my sweater, so I started rolling up the sleeves haphazardly.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • haphazardly = without pattern or planning
  • Then a faint glow suddenly illuminated the room—he'd haphazardly wrapped an empty IV bag with little twinkling lights, like the ones you see on miniature Christmas trees—and now we all started to count down from ten as he used plastic tubing to raise the bag up from the floor.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • I swipe haphazardly at my cheeks with the back of my hand.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • I return my gaze to the stage, where dozens of dollar bills are haphazardly thrown at the emcee's feet.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Then, one morning, at haphazard, he drove to the train that would transport him to Boulogne and dispatch him thence to the shores of Britain.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • His red hair sticks up at odd angles, and a bandage wrapped haphazardly around his bicep is stained with blood.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • A bush rustled; a haphazard volley rang out.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • It was a horrid misshapen thing, like a red stalagmite that had grown haphazardly from centuries of dripping sediment.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Her step-mother, all unaware, lifted haphazardly now one lid of a box, now another.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep

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