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The 70-year-old humorist, commentator, chronically blocked writer, sometime actor and Manhattan fixture—a master of the short sentence as well as the offhand dismissal—was the subject of his HBO documentary Public Speaking, from 2010.
I don’t think I really am that noisy, but offhand comments from the future in-laws have made me self-conscious.
WHAT’S SO FUNNY ABOUT MALE SEX WORKERS?EUGENE ROBINSONSEPTEMBER 6, 2020OZY
I didn't much like his offhand way of asking; not that it wasn't a perfectly legitimate query.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Offhand, I would say that the train passed over his body some several hours after his death.
But he meets only with an offhand denial, couched in words of scant courtesy.
It may strike the reader that an offhand statement like the foregoing relates to a proceeding of no special difficulty or peril.
THE LIFE OF KIT CARSONEDWARD S. ELLIS
She could hardly be a woman if she did not; and in her airy, elusive, offhand demeanour she was very much of a woman indeed.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
“Pretty offhand, that chap,” remarked Harry, as they walked along the broad dusty road towards the town.
And now this man with his offhand friendliness, who was thus holding him out a helping hand, seemed as an angel sent from heaven.
If I had been asked offhand how much time that Sacramento job would use up, I should have said another three months, at least.

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