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  • Boo's transition from the basement to back home was nebulous in Jem's memory.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
nebulous = cloudy or unclear
  • ... all of which fell into the nebulous category of we're-building-up-God's-house,
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • nebulous = vague (lacking definite form; not clearly defined or understood)
  • 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.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Vague and nebulous is the beginning of all things, but not their end, And I fain would have you remember me as a beginning.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • He tried, but he could not express to her the nebulous facts of his rebellion and punishment.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • There were so many levels to the unknown, from safe to dangerous to outright nebulous, scariest of all.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Millions of worlds are born, evolve, and pass away into nebulous, unmeasured skies; and there is still eternity.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • He has to really concentrate with humans, though, because the latent ability is so nebulous.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I close my eyes and feel him as a source of power, nebulous and shifting.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • He could not remember when he'd first heard those words, but they triggered a deep, nebulous fear.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Land was nebulous: there was no foundation.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Then there were other more nebulous signs to support Mr Graham's view.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Athena now dispelled the nebulous haze before their eyes, and light burst shining on them, front and rear, from ships and from the battle.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Garrett watched a mist drift by, whispering and whispering, shaped like a beautiful and nebulous woman.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • The tremendous vault above our heads, the sky, so to speak, appeared to be composed of a conglomeration of nebulous vapors, in constant motion.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • He was now decently clothed in a "sport shirt," open at the neck, sneakers, and duck trousers of a nebulous hue.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • His official duties, however, were nebulous.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • The two amateurs had concocted only the most nebulous plan.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Brownsville was fading from his mind, becoming soon a troubled nebulous land, alien and diverging.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Like his two brothers, both older and almost as nebulous, Titus was a farmer solely because bis father had been a farmer.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy

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