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coherent
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Crime and Punishment
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  • His sick and incoherent thoughts grew more and more disconnected, and soon a light, pleasant drowsiness came upon him.
  • She was howling, shrieking and wailing, rapidly, hurriedly, incoherently, so that he could not make out what she was talking about; she was beseeching, no doubt, not to be beaten, for she was being mercilessly beaten on the stairs.
  • He had simply babbled on uttering empty phrases, letting slip a few enigmatic words and again reverting to incoherence.
  • "The old woman is of no consequence," he thought, hotly and incoherently.
  • It’s summer now, so I’ve been buying summer things—warmer materials will be wanted for autumn, so you will have to throw these away in any case…. especially as they will be done for by then from their own lack of coherence if not your higher standard of luxury.
  • But in brief and coherent phrases Raskolnikov explained his business clearly and exactly, and was so well satisfied with himself that he even succeeded in taking a good look at Porfiry.
  • He waved his hand weakly to Razumihin to cut short the flow of warm and incoherent consolations he was addressing to his mother and sister, took them both by the hand and for a minute or two gazed from one to the other without speaking.
  • But one image rose after another, incoherent scraps of thought without beginning or end passed through his mind.
  • He walked right to the table, leaned his hand on it, tried to say something, but could not; only incoherent sounds were audible.
  • The lodgers talked incoherently, some commented to the best of their ability on what had happened, others quarrelled and swore at one another, while others struck up a song….
  • He could not stay still or concentrate his attention on anything; his ideas seemed to gallop after one another, he talked incoherently, his hands trembled slightly.
  • Some thoughts or fragments of thoughts, some images without order or coherence floated before his mind—faces of people he had seen in his childhood or met somewhere once, whom he would never have recalled, the belfry of the church at V., the billiard table in a restaurant and some officers playing billiards, the smell of cigars in some underground tobacco shop, a tavern room, a back staircase quite dark, all sloppy with dirty water and strewn with egg-shells, and the Sunday bells…

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  • She is more coherent now than she was just after the accident an hour ago.
  • Her argument is coherent.

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