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  • Her art is as amorphous as the culture it reflects.
  • Glasses are amorphous solids - somewhere between a liquid and a crystalline solid.
  • "They’re not going to get me," she mused, the amorphous "they" being hospitals, the system, and anything else that "sticks tubes in you and takes your money at the same time."
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • So I just enjoyed the feeling and watched the once amorphous student body separate itself into hundreds of individuals.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl

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  • He was an amorphously fleshed, slope-shouldered, rather ovoid-looking young man of about twenty-eight, with kinky brick-colored hair and that sullen brusqueness of manner of the New York indigene.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There was a sudden strange fluid shifting, and the amorphous bulk of the child turned under Mrs. Martins’s hands.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A new world, material without being real, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about …. like that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Now the hedges were buried under amorphous white cloaks.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • She simply radiated an emotion which blotted out everything else with a great, amorphous splodge.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • Inside the glass were amorphous shapes Langdon recognized as the usual bookshelves, parchment bins, and examination tables.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons

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  • To you he is a mark on the score-card of your achievement, a thing and not a man; a child, or even less-a black amorphous thing.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Within the long, clear Plexiglas coffin hovered a sickeningly pale and amorphous shape.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The Right Words This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • I saw it as a dark, amorphous cloud that would descend from above and enclose us forever.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • This was the shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should usurp the offices of life.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Evil-eyed, Nicole stood apart, denying the children, resenting them as part of a downright world she sought to make amorphous.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • I stood there shaken, looking at the amorphous form of the white sheet beneath the slimy surface.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • And if you’re on the outside, you become part of that amorphous entity, a ’damn fine staff.’
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The crushing teaching load was bad enough, but what for him was far worse was that he understood in his precise analytic way that the subject he was teaching was undoubtedly the most unprecise, unanalytic, amorphous area in the entire Church of Reason.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He was supremely happy, perched like an amorphous bundle on the high stool, with his head thrown back, his eyes fixed on the opposite cornice, and his lips wide open, sending forth, with all his might, impromptu syllables to a tune of Arne’s which had hit his fancy.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • It was, moreover, one of his gifts to look his part; to have a height which lifted his head above the crowd, and the keenly-modelled dark features which, in a land of amorphous types, gave him the air of belonging to a more specialized race, of carrying the impress of a concentrated past.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • But it was his extraordinary head that contemporaries found so memorable, with the features Carlyle described for all to remember: "The tanned complexion, the amorphous crag-like face; the dull black eyes under the precipice of brows, like dull anthracite furnaces needing only to be blown; the mastiff mouth accurately closed."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • In those early amorphous years when memory had only just begun, when life was full of Beginnings and no Ends, and Everything was Forever, Esthappen and Rahel thought of themselves together as Me, and separately, individually, as We or Us.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • …arrow— like stillness of fine (had there been any one to listen) from the upper rooms of the empty house only gigantic chaos streaked with lightning could have been heard tumbling and tossing, as the winds and waves disported themselves like the amorphous bulks of leviathans whose brows are pierced by no light of reason, and mounted one on top of another, and lunged and plunged in the darkness or the daylight (for night and day, month and year ran shapelessly together) in idiot games,…
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • It’s possible its cooled enough it’s no longer completely amorphous.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Everything became softly amorphous, as if the china of the plate flowed and the steel of the knife were liquid.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • I grew up in an amorphous valley of converted farmland that had been divided into treeless lots and sold off to developers.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • A column of amorphous shapes appeared and grew in the darkness, and the whispering became the sound of men moving steadily through long wet grass.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • He felt an amorphous fear, and an uncoalesced hatred for Marten, his father’s right-hand man (or was it the other way around?), was born.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • It was a horrifying and alien creature whose amorphous shape and blind hunger reminded Max of the grylmhoch he’d encountered in the Arena.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • For a moment he stared intently at the swooping shadows, which were as amorphous as the molten forms in a Lava lamp, but he could not make the connection.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • ney shape; that is, it is trying to be a V, pointed southward like a flock of geese, but there’s so much noise in the system, it’s so amorphous and disorganized, that a kidney is the closest it can come.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • "Class" is not a South African word; and its equivalent, "race," meant to her the office boy in the firm where she worked, other women’s servants, and the amorphous mass of natives in the streets, whom she hardly noticed.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • And on the other hand, his love was something utterly elusive and amorphous, a thought—no, a dream, the terrifying and infinitely seductive dream of a young man whose answer to certain, though subconsciously posed questions would have been only hollow silence.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Life cannot will its own extinction either in its blind amorphous state or in any of the forms into which it has organized itself.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Amorphous and tender, from now on it will have to remain hidden, her own secret imagining.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer’s Beginnings
  • Yellow excretions were exuded by slugs, and now and again an amorphous body with a head at either end swayed slowly from side to side.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • My original strategy was pathetically derivative, lacking logic and design and substituting for both an amorphous hunger to do for a small Southern city what James Joyce had done in his miraculous microcosm.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He could see it, ill defined and obscure through the plastic, a nearly amorphous shape.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The eyes landed outside the head, the legs inside the paunch, which did not come close to joining the rest, and the tail spiraled off alone into nowhere—an independent arabesque, with no organic connection to the amorphous body.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The hill might have been anywhere in the world, and the soft lights of Paris were an amorphous shimmering in the fog.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The glow of St. Peter’s Square shrank beneath them until it was an amorphous glowing ellipse radiating in a sea of city lights.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It lifts whales—huge leviathans and white jellies, what is amorphous and wandering; I detect, I perceive.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • The shadow began as an amorphous blob, but it was growing quickly, moving in their direction, becoming more defined, rushing at them faster and faster, stretching, and finally transforming itself into a massive black rectangle crowned by two impossibly tall spires.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He felt in the water for his eye now, and I could see its smooth half-spherical, half-amorphous form slip between his two fingers and spurt around the glass as though looking for a way to break out.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Only in the Brotherhood had there seemed a chance for such as us, the mere glimmer of a light, but behind the polished and humane facade of Jack’s eye I’d found an amorphous form and a harsh red rawness.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • To younger men they are already outmoded; for though they have no more lost their logic than an eighteenth century pastel has lost its drawing or its color, yet, like the pastel, they grow indefinably shabby, and will grow shabbier until they cease to count at all, when my books will either perish, or, if the world is still poor enough to want them, will have to stand, with Bunyan’s, by quite amorphous qualities of temper and energy.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • "It’s pretty pure silica in amorphous state.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Although the steering wheel was hard under his hands and slick with his cold sweat, although the sound of the engine was familiar, although the freeway was solid under the spinning tires, Joe felt as if he had crossed into another dimension as treacherously amorphous and inimical to reason as the surreal landscapes in Salvador Dalí’s paintings.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
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