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Definition of liquids:  clouded as with sediment

of thinking or conditions:  confused and not clear
  • the turbid underworld of illegal drug traffickers
  • unsettled by a flow of turbid thoughts and feelings
  • The Nile at this point is muddy, swift and turbid, and does not lack a great deal of being as wide as the Mississippi.
    Mark Twain  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • ...making the imagination turbid with monstrous fancies and misshapen dreams.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • Behind the fog there was the flowing of water, the cracking and floating of ice, the swift rush of turbid, foaming torrents...
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The rabbit fetched up against the grating, drifted a little way along it, found the bottom and crawled out of the turbid water.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • There was no opening except the door, always open, and the air without had the turbid yellow light of sand-storms.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The turbid river was encumbered with masses of charred wood, with black hulks of vessels, and skeletons of fallen bridges....
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Crowned with heavy lotus-blossoms you had sat on the prow of Adrian's barge, gazing across the green turbid Nile.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Alas! betwixt me and you, the turbid waters roll.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I leave a white and turbid wake; pale waters, paler cheeks, where'er I sail.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And already was coming across the turbid waves a tumult of a sound full of terror at which both the shores trembled.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Those were slow, silent, often turbid; flowing over beds of mud into which the incautious wader might sink and vanish unawares.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Innocent, in the mist through which she saw her father, and the prison, and the turbid living river that flowed through it and flowed on.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • She turned away from him, walked to the open window and stood a moment looking into the dusky void of the street, where a turbid gaslight alone represented social animation.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • When, however, the Siren disappears and dives below, down among the dead men, the water of course grows turbid over her, and it is labour lost to look into it ever so curiously.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • And while Newman, with his head on one side and his hands behind him sounded the marquis's turbid gaze with his own, he added, "Certainly, that is not worth sitting down about."
    Henry James  --  The American
  • She turned away from him, walked to the open window and stood a moment looking into the dusky void of the street, where a turbid gaslight alone represented social animation.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Mr. Stryver shouldered his way through the law, like some great engine forcing itself through turbid water, and dragged his useful friend in his wake, like a boat towed astern.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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