At random

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Definition

at random (or randomly): haphazardly, arbitrarily; by chance
idiom

random: accidental, arbitrary, haphazard, incidental, unplanned; irregular
adjective

Examples

  • "Step 2 - Have each person pick a name at random from the box, hat or other type of receptacle."
  • "Random person : Whoo!"
  • "So I picked a DVD at random from the Foreign Films section."
  • "The victim, American cowgirl Joan Wayne, arrived at the beach at approximately 13:30 with friends, Sydney and Opera Smith and random Indian Horatio Oléré."
  • "Mr. Cheeter, please choose a mission at random on your way out."
  • "or the average estimate of 500 random people who know nothing about cows?"
  • "and other random marine life."
  • "Horatio is still in Tibet with Bruno and Brian, so you have been chosen at random to look after his test monkeys this week."
  • "Random person : Open it!"

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