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  • Millions of worlds are born, evolve, and pass away into nebulous, unmeasured skies; and there is still eternity.†   (source)
  • Those things seem too nebulous to have a concrete location in a person's body.†   (source)
  • This is how I am able to teach my students how to stand, sit and walk, even though I know you think these subjects are too obvious and nebulous and generalized to be reduced to component parts.†   (source)
  • Then there were other more nebulous signs to support Mr Graham's view.†   (source)
  • The rest of the plan that's formulating in my head—part of which already solidified in some nebulous way last night on the bridge—I keep to myself, but I think Aldous senses it.†   (source)
  • Thin, needle-sharp rays of watery light radiated outward from the shape, and there appeared the nebulous image of a gigantic, shaggy-haired male figure of the form the petals had traced.†   (source)
  • There were so many levels to the unknown, from safe to dangerous to outright nebulous, scariest of all.†   (source)
  • She charged through the air on her nebulous horse, pulling me along at her side like I was a sack of laundry.†   (source)
  • Her emotions were in that nebulous, formative stage when but a touch would be needed to show her whither the regard tended, yet till that touch should come, she as unashamedly adored Gray as any child of five could have done.†   (source)
  • The two amateurs had concocted only the most nebulous plan.†   (source)
  • He could not remember when he'd first heard those words, but they triggered a deep, nebulous fear.†   (source)
  • It was a most painful position, for at the same time, Mary reminded me constantly that something was expected of me, some act of leadership, some newsworthy achievement; and I was torn between resenting her for it and loving her for the nebulous hope she kept alive.†   (source)
  • His official duties, however, were nebulous.†   (source)
  • He had her obedience and her respect, but the nebulous friendship that could have existed between them was gone.†   (source)
  • The first step was to accept the realities of the situation and act on them rather than on some nebulous dream of a future when all men would come to the realization that racial justice was for the good of all society, not just for the good of the oppressed.†   (source)
  • Devoid of inspiration, I found that nothing would come, and although I sat there for half an hour while my mind fiddled with half-jelled ideas and nebulous conceits, I refused to let myself panic at my stagnation; after all, I reasoned, I had barely settled into these strange surroundings.†   (source)
  • These held, if George remembered correctly, some fifteen thousand volumes-almost everything of importance that had ever been published on the nebulous subjects of magic, psychic research, divining, telepathy, and the whole range of elusive phenomena lumped in the category of paraphysics.†   (source)
  • It seemed to him now that any fool should have seen that it would end this way, Nick Slater killing somebody merely to get out of jail, Will Jr dragged into it, and Hodge himself in some nebulous way responsible.†   (source)
  • When she walks around the room she looks remote and nebulous, out on the fringe of habitation, and rather as if she must have been cruelly trained-otherwise she couldn't do actual, immediate things, like answering the telephone or putting on a hat.†   (source)
  • Garrett watched a mist drift by, whispering and whispering, shaped like a beautiful and nebulous woman.†   (source)
  • This was the pause we had pinned all our nebulous hopes on.†   (source)
  • I close my eyes and feel him as a source of power, nebulous and shifting.†   (source)
  • I didn't understand why, but the nebulous threat the men presented drew me toward them.†   (source)
  • And it's called nebulous because you can't get a clear picture of it.†   (source)
  • It was about two women with nebulous personalities and cloudy hair.†   (source)
  • It's called a nebulous mass because it has no definite shape, form or limits.†   (source)
  • This can counteract the effect of any number of nebulous masses, at least for a time.†   (source)
  • What is a nebulous mass, just out of idle curiosity?†   (source)
  • It took years before I began to accept the fact that the nebulous "white man's world" wasn't as free as it looked; that class, luck, religion all factored in as well; that many white individuals' problems surpassed my own, often by a lot; that all Jews are not like my grandfather and that part of me is Jewish too.†   (source)
  • Over and over I tried to force the nebulous shield outside of myself, with only faint, sporadic success.†   (source)
  • Revival time was a time of war: war on sin, Coca-Cola, picture shows, hunting on Sunday; war on the increasing tendency of young women to paint themselves and smoke in public; war on drinking whiskey—in this connection at least fifty children per summer went to the altar and swore they would not drink, smoke, or curse until they were twenty-one; war on something so nebulous Jean Louise never could figure out what it was, except there was nothing to swear concerning it; and war among the town's ladies over who could set the best table for the evangelist.†   (source)
  • Newscasters were nebulous in their reports of casualties, but the well-calculated raid was a clear material and emotional victory for Iraq.†   (source)
  • Something, perhaps, like a man passing on to his son his own father's watch, which the son accepted not because he wanted the old-fashioned time-piece for itself, but because of the overtones of unstated seriousness and solemnity of the paternal gesture which at once joined him with his ancestors, marked a high point of his present, and promised a concreteness to his nebulous and chaotic future.†   (source)
  • My body is growing a nebulous mass.†   (source)
  • "They get a nebulous mass," he said.†   (source)
  • She moved but like a cloud in skies, aware but only of the nebulous edges of her feeling and the vanishing opacity of her will, the carelessness for the water of the river through which her body had already passed as well as for what was ahead.†   (source)
  • Land was nebulous: there was no foundation.†   (source)
  • Brownsville was fading from his mind, becoming soon a troubled nebulous land, alien and diverging.†   (source)
  • And whereas the wants of the Californians were nebulous and undefined, the wants of the Okies were beside the roads, lying there to be seen and coveted: the good fields with water to be dug for, the good green fields, earth to crumble experimentally in the hand, grass to smell, oaten stalks to chew until the sharp sweetness was in the throat.†   (source)
  • less anywaythat state where, though still visible, young girls appear as though seen through glass and where even the voice cannot reach them; where they exist (this the hoyden who could—and did—outrun and outclimb, and ride and fight both with and beside her brother) in a pearly lambence without shadows and themselves partaking of it; in nebulous suspension held, strange and unpredictable, even their very shapes fluid and delicate and without substance; not in themselves floating and seeking but merely waiting, parasitic and potent and serene, drawing to themselves without effort the post-genitive upon and about which to shape, flow into back, breast; bosom, flank, thigh.†   (source)
  • My friends, I have reviewed the facts in my mind, and have also gone over to myself the evidence of the passengers-with this result: I see, nebulously as yet, a certain explanation that would cover the facts as we know them.†   (source)
  • Beyond the desk Hightower watches him while he talks in that level, restrained tone, not once at a loss for words until he came to something still too new and nebulous for him to more than feel.†   (source)
  • Ta'aroa then said: O space for land, O space for sky, Useless world below existing in nebulous state, Continuing and continuing from time immemorial Useless world below, extend!†   (source)
  • And now the seed of nothing, and nebulous nothing, and nothing, And he was not....) ing, stabbing the dark with hands.†   (source)
  • He tried, but he could not express to her the nebulous facts of his rebellion and punishment.†   (source)
  • Some day but—Please, dear nebulous Lord, not now!†   (source)
  • Carol's answer was fantastic and nebulous enough: "Yes....Yes....I know.†   (source)
  • There actually rose the faint halo, a small dim nebulousness, hardly recognizable save by the eye of faith.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, something nebulous, preoccupied, vague, in his bearing and regard, marked him as one who probably had no very definite aim or concern about his material future.†   (source)
  • half nebulous: The moonlight streams o'er the blue-shadowed roofs; A lovely frame for this wild battle-scene; Beneath the vapor's floating scarves, the Seine Trembles, mysterious, like a magic mirror, And, shortly, you shall see what you shall see!†   (source)
  • Like his two brothers, both older and almost as nebulous, Titus was a farmer solely because bis father had been a farmer.†   (source)
  • Three minutes before it was due, a Brahman brought forth a model of the village of Gokul (the Bethlehem in that nebulous story) and placed it in front of the altar.†   (source)
  • Her loudly affirmed pleasure at seeing Miss Bart took the form of a nebulous generalization, which included neither enquiries as to her future nor the expression of a definite wish to see her again.†   (source)
  • Vague and nebulous is the beginning of all things, but not their end, And I fain would have you remember me as a beginning.†   (source)
  • Well, my boy, I was behind a hedge sunning myself one day last week, and along comes a man saying in a pleasant, conceited way of talking: "'And now when the night was senescent' (says he) 'And the star dials pointed to morn At the end of the path a liquescent' (says he) 'And nebulous lustre was born.'†   (source)
  • A sick-bed could recall Helen, but she was deaf to more human calls; after a glimpse at her aunt, she would retire into her nebulous life behind some poste restante.†   (source)
  • And if everything is so nebulous about a matter so elementary as the morals of sex, what is there to guide us in the more subtle morality of all other personal contacts, associations, and activities?†   (source)
  • The night passed amid several such adventures and discoveries, and even Hermine Kleefeld played a nebulous role, as did Herr Albin and Captain Miklosich, who carried Frau Stohr away in his jaws, only to have Prosecutor Paravant run him through with a spear.†   (source)
  • He heard a confused music within him as of memories and names which he was almost conscious of but could not capture even for an instant; then the music seemed to recede, to recede, to recede, and from each receding trail of nebulous music there fell always one longdrawn calling note, piercing like a star the dusk of silence.†   (source)
  • They were like the tiniest grains of dust, and they whirled round and gathered in clusters in a nebulous sort of way.†   (source)
  • And this done—the meaningless explanation over, assisting Roberta (an almost nebulous figure, she now seemed, stepping down into an insubstantial row-boat upon a purely ideational lake), he now stepped in after her, seating himself in the center and taking the oars.†   (source)
  • The obscurity was now so great that he could see absolutely nothing but a pale nebulousness at his feet, which represented the white muslin figure he had left upon the dead leaves.†   (source)
  • Her task wouldn't be anything so lively as having to endure a scolding, but only an exasperating effort to command his attention so that he would understand the nebulous things she had to tell him, instead of interrupting her by yawning, winding the clock, and going up to bed.†   (source)
  • Indeed, in addition to handclasps, kisses and looks of intense admiration always bestowed when presumably no one was looking, there were those nebulous and yet strengthening and lengthening fantasies concerning a future which in some way or other, not clear to either as yet, was still always to include each other.†   (source)
  • Of the Thanatopsis Club she spoke; of the rest-room, the fight against mosquitos, the campaign for more gardens and shade-trees and sewers—matters not fantastic and nebulous and distant, but immediate and sure.†   (source)
  • Mysteriously aching, nebulously sad, she slipped away, half-convinced but only half-convinced that it was horrible and unnatural, this postponement of release of mother-affection, this sacrifice to her opinionation and to his cautious desire for prosperity.†   (source)
  • The evening films began to make nebulous pictures of the valleys, but the high lands still were raked by the declining rays of the winter sun, which glanced on Clym as he walked forward, eyed by every rabbit and fieldfare around, a long shadow advancing in front of him.†   (source)
  • But he, in his private observatory, cataloguing obscure and nebulous[61] stars of the human mind, which as yet no man has thought of as such,—watching days and months sometimes for a few facts; correcting still his old records,—must relinquish display and immediate fame.†   (source)
  • And I myself am floating with wild caprice in the midst of this nebulous mass of fourteen hundred thousand times the volume of the earth into which it will one day be condensed, and carried forward amongst the planetary bodies.†   (source)
  • The bustling swarm had swept the sky in a scattered and uniform haze, which now thickened to a nebulous centre: this glided on to a bough and grew still denser, till it formed a solid black spot upon the light.†   (source)
  • Your nearest relations are often no more for you than vague shadowy forms, barely outlined against a nebulous background of life and easily confounded again with the invisible.†   (source)
  • When the autumn sun slanted over Greenhill this morning and lighted the dewy flat upon its crest, nebulous clouds of dust were to be seen floating between the pairs of hedges which streaked the wide prospect around in all directions.†   (source)
  • She was enabled to avoid puddles by the nebulous paleness which signified their presence, though beside anything less dark than the heath they themselves would have appeared as blackness.†   (source)
  • The rebellious sadness that was rather too apparent when she sat indoors without a bonnet was cloaked and softened by her outdoor attire, which always had a sort of nebulousness about it, devoid of harsh edges anywhere; so that her face looked from its environment as from a cloud, with no noticeable lines of demarcation between flesh and clothes.†   (source)
  • Athena now dispelled the nebulous haze before their eyes, and light burst shining on them, front and rear, from ships and from the battle.†   (source)
  • Nebulous obscurity occupies space.†   (source)
  • That the exquisite scheme is for it, and the nebulous float is for
    it, and the cohering is for it!†   (source)
  • Add to your show, before you close it, France,
    With all the rest, visible, concrete, temples, towers, goods,
    machines and ores,
    Our sentiment wafted from many million heart-throbs, ethereal but solid,
    (We grand-sons and great-grandsons do not forget your grandsires,)
    From fifty Nations and nebulous Nations, compacted, sent oversea to-day,
    America's applause, love, memories and good-will.†   (source)
  • thou wonder nebulous!†   (source)
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