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Definition unknown or uncertain
  • A zillion is a large indeterminate number.
indeterminate = unknown or uncertain
  • of indeterminate age
  • an indeterminate point of law
  • 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
  • the influence of environment is indeterminate
  • Mona gave Hanna an indeterminate look; Hanna wondered for a second if it was a look of pity.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • indeterminate = vague (unknown in meaning)
  • After that, the sound of the inquisitorial voices seemed merged in one dreamy indeterminate hum.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • indeterminate = unknown (not individually distinguished and perhaps not understood as a group)
  • After that, the sound of the inquisitorial voices seemed merged in one dreamy indeterminate hum.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • the indeterminate objects painted by surrealists
  • an indeterminate stem
  • 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
  • He stared at me dispassionately for an indeterminate amount of time.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • This happens on and off for an indeterminate amount of time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • 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
  • She was in a state for months ...." her expression flickered, became indeterminate.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Here, with you, everything is circumscribed, here all is formulated and geometrical, while we have nothing but indeterminate equations!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He went out indeterminately.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • On my way back to the cash register, I stop for a couple Starbursts, a package of Twinkies, and an indeterminate number of GoFast nutrition bars.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • A trail of indeterminate light showed on the horizon.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night

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