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01. Student pairs are chosen at [random] for the speaking test at the end of each session of the English Language Program.
02. Olympic athletes are subject to [random] drug testing.
03. Several people put their names forward to work on the committee, so we chose 3 names purely at [random].
04. Five children were injured at a school when a gunman entered the building, and started [randomly] shooting at people.
05. The books are shelved in [random] order, so it might be difficult to find what you're looking for.
06. An essential aspect of [random] samples is that the population must be explicitly defined or identified.
07. People were chosen at [random] from the group to take part in the experiment.
08. [Random] acts of violence against minorities have created a state of fear in the city.
09. The poll questioned a [random] sample of the population, and is considered accurate nine times out of ten.
10. If you gaze at the night sky, you will see thousands of stars scattered in [random] groups.
11. Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was disqualified at the Seoul Olympics after [random] drug tests showed he was on steroids.
12. The teacher terrorized the students by walking around the classroom [randomly] slapping kids across the head.
13. Three people are dead, and a dozen injured after a gunman entered a local restaurant, and starting shooting people at [random].
14. Musician Frank Zappa once observed that the United States is a nation of laws, which are both badly written and [randomly] enforced.
15. Some people always choose the same numbers in the lottery, but I pick my numbers at [random].
16. [Random] sampling ensures that everyone in a target population has the same likelihood of being chosen for a survey.
17. Some psychologists believe that dreaming is simply a consequence of [random] activity in the brain.
18. The most disturbing part of the crime was the [randomness] of the attacks. The man was shooting at total strangers, with no apparent motive.
19. In any gas, particles are constantly in [random] motion.
20. Princess Diana once suggested, "Carry out a [random] act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."

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