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Usage examples for amorphous

  1. Little by little her searching gaze made out the outlines of some amorphous shape crouching motionless behind a curtain of grasses. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  2. Again; solid bodies, whether simple or compound, are capable of existing in two states, which are known by the terms amorphous and crystalline. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  3. I stamped the still- moving thing into an amorphous mess and kept on stamping and smashing until it was only a heap of powder. – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  4. Yet this amorphous particle, devoid of everything which, in the higher animals, we call organs, is capable of feeding, growing and multiplying; of separating from the ocean the small proportion of carbonate of lime which is dissolved in sea- water; and of building up that substance into a skeleton for itself, according to a pattern which can be imitated by no other known agency. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  5. It may also occur as the amorphous non- poisonous variety, a red opaque infusible substance, insoluble in carbon disulphide. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  6. Under the evolutionary hand, the amorphous cloud broke up, condensed, took definite shape, and in the line of true development assumed a gradually increasing complexity. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  7. And come what might, in his own hazy, amorphous fashion he desired to be captain of his soul. – Command by William McFee
  8. Again Theron suffered the pause to lapse without comment- save for an amorphous sort of conversation which he felt to be going on between his eyes and those of Sister Soulsby. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  9. Now in our social circle we have continually observed groups of young people floating about in an amorphous and chaotic fashion- good for nothing but dawdling through dances, and flirting, and carelessly separating again; but when you dropped Tita among them, then you would see how rapidly this jellyfish sort of existence was abolished- how the groups got broken up, and how the sharp, businesslike relations of marriage were precipitated and made permanent. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  10. While making these discoveries, Alec chanced to observe- he was quick- eyed- that some of the dusty papers on the table were scrawled over with the first amorphous appearance of metrical composition. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  11. It occurs both in a crystalline and amorphous form, the latter, or non- crystalline kind, being extensively used for lead- pencils. – Geology by James Geikie
  12. Thus they were as amorphous and mutable as the pursuit for beauty itself. – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  13. The tanned complexion, that amorphous crag- like face; the dull black eyes under their precipice of brows, like dull anthracite furnaces, needing only to be blown; the mastiff- mouth, accurately closed:- I have not traced as much of silent Berserkir- rage, that I remember of, in any other man. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  14. Even at that amorphous age, a more loutish, ungainly boy could scarcely have been found. – The Whirlpool by George Gissing
  15. His language, indeed, unlike Wordsworth's or Byron's, is, in his mature work, always that of a poet; we never hear his mere speaking voice; but he is frequently diffuse and obscure, and even in fine passages his constructions are sometimes trailing and amorphous – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  16. Let it not be supposed, however, from the above remarks, about the multiform and self- contradictory character of the amorphous thing called Hinduism, that it is therefore impossible for us to understand and measure its nature and power. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  17. Amorphous graphite is widely distributed, being produced in about twenty countries,- chiefly in Austria, Italy, Korea, and Mexico. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  18. The weed- hung, slimy rails and wave- bitten deck stretched away in ever- fading perspective to the foremast where everything ended in an amorphous blur. – Dan Merrithew by Lawrence Perry
  19. Instead of being a free and independent organism high in structure, original in action, vital with energy, it deteriorated into a torpid and all but amorphous sac confined to perpetual imprisonment and doomed to a living death. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
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