1. without preparation
    I don't know the figures off-hand
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How To Use off-hand In A Sentence

  • As if to underline the point, he has narrator Sean Penn, in a deliciously off-handed moment, deliberately fluff one of his lines.
  • Later today, President-elect Obama called Nancy Reagan, apologized to her for what he described as a careless and off-hand remark he made during the news conference. CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2008
  • There, the Supreme Court, rather off-handedly, allowed the state to ban the distribution of commercial handbills in the absence of a showing of any harm to any consumers.
  • Frankie responded, an off-handed tone to his voice as he took another drag of his homemade, unfiltered cigarette.
  • I can't off-hand think of any non-competitive system that can establish this, since the act of ranking is competitive in itself.
  • Are not they well enough to be done off-hand; for that is the meaning of the word extempore, which you did not know, did you? The Journal to Stella
  • I note off-handedly that I'm slightly shivering from sitting so close to the drafty window, and I'm losing feeling in my hands and feet.
  • But the off-hand manner in which he posits a major attack on US soil ‘affecting’ the presidential election suggests he is merely echoing a common theme of discussions in the corridors of power of the American capital.
  • My theory behind this mixed load is that if noise-making and pepper spray (used with the off-hand) haven't solved the problem, then the bruin, cougar or coyote will probably only be a few feet away.
  • Punishment is off-hand and severe; but the cockatoo is a sly bird, and often the fury of the fruit-grower expends itself in merely verbal explosions. Last Leaves from Dunk Island
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