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I offhandedly offered to direct them in the nude at the first rehearsal where they'd be nude, thinking they'd laugh and everyone would be fine.
Expertly chosen locations and Howard Cummings' production design create an offhandedly diverse snapshot of New York, ranging from a high-security mental institution to a table at Le Cirque where Dr.
Sometimes the references are even contradictory: for example, student-group projects are introduced offhandedly in chapter 1 as a way to promote active learning, but in an expanded treatment in chapter 13 this model is revealed to be quite intensive in terms of preclass planning and ongoing coordination by faculty.
It was not only the physical but also the emotional care of animals that was emphasized by the Holy Prophet that he once reprimanded his wife, Aisha, for treating a camel a bit offhandedly. The Holy Prophet himself was once reprimanded by God for neglecting his horse, as the following Hadith tells us: "The Prophet was seen wiping the face of his horse with his gown (jullabiyah).
A: Researchers and journalists talk offhandedly about the American dream declining and mobility [declining].
"He said to me somewhat offhandedly, 'Why don't you see if there's an industrial kitchen around here where we could try making your Welsh cakes?' "I thought, 'Why not?' I sought and found a local industrial kitchen that specialised in making Jamaican food but whose owner was supportive of new food entrepreneurs.
I was in the middle of Boyd's latest, Waiting for Sunrise, a World War I-era espionage tale, and I'd just read an interrogation scene so offhandedly sadistic that it might have been lifted from the pages of Ian Fleming.
It is not so unfortunate to be away, distant in some sense, perfect in another, angling the hand under sunlight to recreate what was seen once, offhandedly by chance.
That the owner of the livery yard should use the distress of her neighbours to offhandedly lobby for additional bridleways/ riding opportunities seems entirely inappropriate in times of great financial constraint.
John Butt, who at first wrote, rather offhandedly: "Kevin is a fireman.
Having offhandedly once referred to Bangladesh politicians being "in it for the money," Yunus faces prosecution for defaming the reputation of Bangladesh politicians.