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  • A zillion is a large indeterminate number.
  • of indeterminate age
  • an indeterminate point of law
  • the influence of environment is indeterminate

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  • the indeterminate number of plant species in the jungle
  • And there were further reaches of vague and indeterminate feelings that stirred in me.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • Mona gave Hanna an indeterminate look; Hanna wondered for a second if it was a look of pity.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • After that, the sound of the inquisitorial voices seemed merged in one dreamy indeterminate hum.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Mr. Underwood, who in his time had published memorial verses of indeterminate variety, said he still couldn’t print this because it was blasphemous and didn’t scan.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Twenty-five-month-old Colin sat in a high chair, eating a breakfast of indeterminate vegetative origin while his father read the Chicago Tribune across their small kitchen table.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines

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  • It all glowed invitingly in the flicker of gaslight lamps, a world away from the oily stews of indeterminate origin I’d been choking down at the Priest Hole.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • She was a scrawny little white woman, missing teeth, with a cloud of hair that was an indeterminate shade somewhere between gray and peroxide.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I was begging in Merchant’s Circle and so far the day had profited me two kicks (one guard, one mercenary), three shoves (two wagoneers, one sailor), one new curse concerning an unlikely anatomical configuration (also from the sailor), and a spray of spittle from a rather unendearing elderly man of indeterminate occupation.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • As a son of Poseidon, he could probably breathe underwater, but holding one’s breath for an indeterminate amount of time was a different matter altogether.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The other was a powerfully built young woman with a greasy brown ponytail and small, piggish eyes of an indeterminate color.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • And then professionals will descend on the house, neatly and efficiently separating the valuable from the sentimental, lingering only over items of indeterminate origin or worth.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Imagine that you have lived for an indeterminate but longish time with the well-founded suspicion that you are suffering from some fatal disease.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Mrs. Smeath makes an indeterminate sound.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Jamie replied with what I had come to think of as a "Scottish noise," that indeterminate sound made low in the throat that can be interpreted to mean almost anything.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I found myself blinking up in the late afternoon glare at a very tall, very very tanned, very thin man, of indeterminate age.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • In a basket swung from his neck cowered a dozen very recent puppies of an indeterminate breed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • This happens on and off for an indeterminate amount of time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • For an indeterminate time, nothing was demanded of me or of Bailey.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • A trail of indeterminate light showed on the horizon.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Three were short-haired pointers, one was a Newfoundland, and the other two were mongrels of indeterminate breed.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Then after an indeterminate dark interval, Prissy was beside her, chattering on in a pleased way.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He caught a glimpse of a most singular thing, what seemed a handless arm waving towards him, and a face of three huge indeterminate spots on white, very like the face of a pale pansy.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • He was of indeterminate nationality, but spoke English with a slow Oxford drawl.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Her body, for the most part, was indeterminate.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • I fuzzily remember Sandy Pittman climbing past as I waited, bound for the summit, followed an indeterminate time later by Charlotte Fox and then Lopsang Jangbu.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • A man who has at length found something to do will not need to get a new suit to do it in; for him the old will do, that has lain dusty in the garret for an indeterminate period.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He saw neither houses, nor pavements, nor chariots, nor men and women, but a chaos of indeterminate objects whose edges melted into each other.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He went out indeterminately.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Helaine-a wiry bantamweight of an indeterminate age above fifty, just over five feet with a gray moptop, the gaze of a hawk, and quick, precise hands-pulls a thin file marked "C. Jennings" from a drawer.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The bright and sterile work space glistened with advanced quantitative equipment: paired electro encephalographs, a femtosecond comb, a magneto-optical trap, and quantum-indeterminate electronic noise REGs, more simply known as Random Event Generators.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The record of the plow was insignificant, like the feeble scratches on stone left by prehistoric races, so indeterminate that they may, after all, be only the markings of glaciers, and not a record of human strivings.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Here, with you, everything is circumscribed, here all is formulated and geometrical, while we have nothing but indeterminate equations!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • She drifted among the heavens for an indeterminate period, queen of the bright, jewel-like world below, but then disquiet entered her soul, and she cried out with her thoughts: Eragon, where are you!
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Her age, under any circumstance, was fiercely indeterminate, but never more so than when she was wearing a hairnet.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • The book is an indeterminate heap of contradictory drafts.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • A thin weedy young man with a very indeterminate moustache.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • He was a tanned, muscular man of indeterminate age, the sun-drenched skin disguising the years.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Through multiplication upon multiplication of facts, information, theories and hypotheses, it is science itself that is leading mankind from single absolute truths to multiple, indeterminate, relative ones.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • He stared at me dispassionately for an indeterminate amount of time.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Mrs. Hatch swam in a haze of indeterminate enthusiasms, of aspirations culled from the stage, the newspapers, the fashion journals, and a gaudy world of sport still more completely beyond her companion’s ken.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • With his own eyes he had seen creatures in the dark, and an indeterminate terror was always lurking, waiting for him.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Ladislaw had now accepted his bit of work, though it was not that indeterminate loftiest thing which he had once dreamed of as alone worthy of continuous effort.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Amory found the slicker a most valuable classification until his junior year in college, when the outline became so blurred and indeterminate that it had to be subdivided many times, and became only a quality.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • The legal form of service was theoretically far different; in practice, task-work or "cropping" was substituted for daily toil in gangs; and the slave gradually became a metayer, or tenant on shares, in name, but a laborer with indeterminate wages in fact.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • …tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
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