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Lacking any coherent system, organization, or objective; not to be confused with random or chaotic.
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The houses were not set in rows, forming regular streets, but placed here and there in a haphazard manner which made it puzzling for a stranger to find his way.
He did not need to grab, haphazard, and run--there was no hurry.
She said that she had many times amused herself reading them; but that she did not know the situation of the provinces or seaports, and so she had said at haphazard that she had landed at Osuna.
Her aunt did not neglect her: she wrote again and again; they were receiving frequent accounts from Edmund, and these accounts were as regularly transmitted to Fanny, in the same diffuse style, and the same medley of trusts, hopes, and fears, all following and producing each other at haphazard.
They were accompanied by an interpreter; a French creole, one of those haphazard wights of Gallic origin who abound upon our frontiers, living among the Indians like one of their own race.
The distinction between the elder children and the younger corresponded almost to the distinction between a higher class and a lower one, for with only a haphazard education and insufficient allowances, the younger children had picked up accomplishments, friends, and points of view which were not to be found within the walls of a public school or of a Government office.
If we don't defend them, let them score on lay-ups and if we don't take shots or take haphazard shots or make haphazard plays, that's a bigger sign of disrespect not only for the opponent but also for the game,' he said.
5 million plan to sell the World Trade and Convention Centre to a prominent private developer, a Nova Scotia minister has said the process was done in a "very haphazard way.
SIALKOT -- Laboratory officials were caught for analysing blood samples and other medical tests of several patients in the haphazard manner at the labs of Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ/Teaching Hospital Sialkot and Govt Sardar Begum Memorial DHQ/Teaching Hospital Sialkot.
The report into the facility says: "The service felt chaotic at times and the provision haphazard.
To report on and understand the haphazard irrigation system the Rio Grande has become and the changes it is going through, Colin McDonald decided the best approach would be to travel the length of the Rio Grande by foot and small boat.
However, I do find their opening hours can be a little haphazard.