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He could not grip the floor with his feet and sat heavily at his desk, opening one of his books at random and poring over it.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The first tenor bent his head and began to count the links of the gold chain which was extended across his waist, smiling and humming random notes to observe the effect on the frontal sinus.
I passed round the garden without seeing anything more than random tracks, which I took to be the police; but when I got into the stable lane a very long and complex story was written in the snow in front of me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The object of those who invented the system has apparently been to conceal that these characters convey a message, and to give the idea that they are the mere random sketches of children.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But he felt less and less hopeful with each failure, and presently began to turn off into diverging avenues at sheer random, in desperate hope of finding the one that was wanted.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
He too was silent for some time, and then began speaking in a frigid, less shrill voice, emphasizing random words that had no special significance.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A dull, dejected look, random replies, and talk about the nursery was all he saw and heard from his former enchantress.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I think they must have been taken out at random, for I am sure I tasted aniseed water, anchovy sauce, and salad dressing.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The wise are wont to say, and not without reason or at random, that he who would forecast what is about to happen should look to what has been; since all human events, whether present or to come, have their exact counterpart in the past.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Tramps slouched into the recess and struck matches on the panels; children kept shop upon the steps; the schoolboy had tried his knife on the mouldings; and for close on a generation, no one had appeared to drive away these random visitors or to repair their ravages.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
Papers, letters, fat numbers of Russian journals, for the most part uncut, lay at random on the dusty tables; white cigarette ends lay scattered in every direction.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context