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  • Then it was the Corps in a single voice thundering a message of violent condolence, of inchoate vengeance.†   (source)
  • And I was beginning to understand in a visceral inchoate way that every single thing I had been taught or had learned on my own since I was a child contained the elements of a lie.†   (source)
  • I like to think of the city shaping this agitated, misplaced soldier, keening his passion for shade, trimming the soft edges of his nightmare, harshening his poisons and his metaphors, deepening his intimacy with the sunless wastes that issued forth from his kingdom of nightmare in blazing islands, still inchoate and unformed, of the English language.†   (source)
  • A kind of brotherhood hides beneath the shadows of columns and the mute verandahs—unspoken, inchoate, but present nevertheless.†   (source)
  • He heard the wild tongueless cries of desire, the inchoate ecstasy that knows no gateway of release.†   (source)
  • Sometimes her sweltering and inchoate fury was so great that she threw him on the floor and stamped on him.†   (source)
  • The structure is now visible; what is inchoate is here stated; we are not so various or so mean; we have made oblongs and stood them upon squares.†   (source)
  • How unutterably sad was the look this fluid inchoate figure of the wolf threw from his beautiful shy eyes.†   (source)
  • The noises it made sounded like inchoate masses of silk being pulled through trees, as we pull hair through a comb—like heaps of sand pouring on fine sand from a scoop—like gigantic linens being torn —like drums in distant battle—like an endless snake switching through the world's undergrowth of trees and houses— like old men sighing, and women howling and wolves running.†   (source)
  • A white atom of inchoate fury would burst in him like a rocket, and for a moment he would be cursing mad.†   (source)
  • Murderous impotent, baffled—a maniacal anger against her groped for an outlet in him, sometimes exploding in a wild inchoate scream.†   (source)
  • And he was never after able to see them touch each other with affection, without the same inchoate and choking humiliation: they were so used to the curse, the clamor, and the roughness, that any variation into tenderness came as a cruel affectation.†   (source)
  • Below the thrust of Spring, the sharp knife, the voices of the young girls in the darkness, the sharp inchoate expectancies of youth, his deep desire burned inextinguishably: something turned him always to the older women.†   (source)
  • And thinking of Gant, she felt again an inchoate aching wonder, recalling the savage strife between them, and the great submerged struggle beneath, founded upon the hatred and the love of property, in which she did not doubt of her victory, but which baffled her, foiled her.†   (source)
  • He knew the inchoate sharp excitement of hot dandelions in young Spring grass at noon; the smell of cellars, cobwebs, and built-on secret earth; in July, of watermelons bedded in sweet hay, inside a farmer's covered wagon; of cantaloupe and crated peaches; and the scent of orange rind, bittersweet, before a fire of coals.†   (source)
  • John Dorsey slapped his meaty thigh, and bent forward whining inchoately, drooling slightly at the mouth.†   (source)
  • Perchance, amid their proper element of smoke, which eddied forth from the ill-constructed chimney, the ghosts of departed cook-maids looked wonderingly on, or peeped down the great breadth of the flue, despising the simplicity of the projected meal, yet ineffectually pining to thrust their shadowy hands into each inchoate dish.†   (source)
  • What inchoate corollary statement was consequently suppressed by the host?†   (source)
  • Thus his classification of tenses includes such fabulous monsters as these: continuous, recurrent, neutral, definite, indefinite, secondary, incomplete, inchoate, short and long.†   (source)
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