haphazardness


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hap·haz·ard

 (hăp-hăz′ərd)
adj.
Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance. See Synonyms at chance.
n.
Mere chance; fortuity.
adv.
By chance; casually.

hap·haz′ard·ly adv.
hap·haz′ard·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haphazardness - the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
unregularity, irregularity - not characterized by a fixed principle or rate; at irregular intervals
ergodicity - an attribute of stochastic systems; generally, a system that tends in probability to a limiting form that is independent of the initial conditions
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We all dream and strive and hope and desire, but ultimately what happens to us is the haphazardness of grace withheld or grace bestowed.
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It] is not his best book, but in considering it we should remember the young person, probably not a reader of the New York Times, to whom its haphazardness, its occasional pointlessness and above all its difficulty keeping a straight face will come as sweet, sweet relief.
The process of dispersing the protest in itself bore testimony to the professionalism of the state and the haphazardness of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The inadequacy might be quite evident in remote governorates as Marsa Matrouh or even in the south, but the same haphazardness is found in many places in the capital.
Instead, it gives an impression of haphazardness to the CRC, which hinders its straightforward presentation.
This haphazardness is due in part to the strange quasi-subjectivity of zombies which, as Sarah Juliet Lauro and Karen Embry argue, sits on the "indeterminable boundary" between subject and nonsubject, making "these terms obsolete because it is both at once" (94-95).