The other nostril being closed by a peculiar movement of the muscles about the nose, the breath is forced into the tube, and produces a soft dulcet sound which is varied by the fingers running at random
over the stops.
Then madness seemed to come upon me, and seizing my last two thousand florins, I staked them upon twelve of the first numbers--wholly by chance, and at random
, and without any sort of reckoning.
It was a random
shot, made without much expectation of effect, for the river was full half a mile in breadth.
In fact, a room with four or five mirrors arranged at random
, is, for all purposes of artistic show, a room of no shape at all.
The baffled cannoneer had fired him a random
He had, in fact, ridden quite at random
for over an hour, taking any turning that came to hand in order to prolong companionship with her, and giving far more attention to Tess's moonlit person than to any wayside object.
He had not heard her divorce spoken of since Janey's first random
allusion to it, and had dismissed the tale as unfounded gossip.
Allen, in which Henry talked at random
, without sense or connection, and Catherine, rapt in the contemplation of her own unutterable happiness, scarcely opened her lips, dismissed them to the ecstasies of another tete-a-tete; and before it was suffered to close, she was enabled to judge how far he was sanctioned by parental authority in his present application.
Besides, our action on each other, good as well as evil, is so incidental and at random
that we can seldom hear the acknowledgments of any person who would thank us for a benefit, without some shame and humiliation.
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.
He told us at random
of the attack on the windmills and the flocks of sheep, of the night in the valley of the fulling-mills with their trip-hammers, of the inn and the muleteers, of the tossing of Sancho in the blanket, of the island that was given him to govern, and of all the merry pranks at the duke's and duchess's, of the liberation of the galley-slaves, of the capture of Mambrino's helmet, and of Sancho's invention of the enchanted Dulcinea, and whatever else there was wonderful and delightful in the most wonderful and delightful book in the world.
In one page of twenty-seven lines taken at random
we find sixteen such words.