Usage examples for coherent

  1. In the meantime he had kept England under a fluctuating succession of Ministries which forbade the maintenance of any coherent or authoritative colonial policy such as alone could have prevented disaster. – The Wars Between England and America by T. C. Smith
  2. For as early as I can recall a coherent sequence of impressions the city appeared to me strange and unaccountable. – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  3. Brooke made no answer, though a swift flush rose to his face, as he remembered his half- coherent speeches at the ranch, and the astonishment in the girl's eyes, for it seemed probable that the explanation that had occurred to Jimmy had also suggested itself to her. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  4. She laughed shortly, and did not so much as look up as Ann tried to reply and could not make words frame coherent sentences. – Bruce of the Circle A by Harold Titus
  5. Thus we are at liberty when dealing with the motions of the drop to think of the interior liquid as not coherent, provided we furnish it with a suitable elastic skin. – The Splash of a Drop by A. M. Worthington
  6. It is difficult to state with any certainty what led Spencer in 1857 to a coherent body of beliefs- to the first sketch of his system. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  7. In an instant, all was confusion and turmoil, and it was with the greatest difficulty that the King finally obtained a coherent statement from his queen. – The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  8. The rush of the rain on the roof of the verandah seemed to make coherent thought impossible. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  9. She held out her hand to him, quickly, shyly, and as he gripped and held it, she spoke, her voice tremulous, breathless, barely coherent. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  10. Then, as the vehicle jolted on, the girl, seeing the chagrin in the man's face, gazed at him curiously, and with half- coherent thanks hurried away, leaving Dane in a state of savage dismay. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  11. He has given us no coherent account of what has happened yet, but it is quite certain that he was attacked and robbed by Mr. Fielding." – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  12. It appears now only as another name for the fact that phenomena as they come are actually grouped and given in coherent forms, the very forms in which we finite knowers experience or think them together. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  13. But coherent thought had become impossible for Fanny. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  14. The magistrate, who was bewildered by what Juve had told him, was trying to form a coherent idea of the whole sequence of events, but the detective realised the situation at once, and turned to the sergeant. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  15. In his office he found Captain Cameron in a state of distraction that rendered him incapable of either coherent thought or speech. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  16. She, too, had locked her door, and, with throbbing temples and pale face, was writing a letter, from which I take the liberty of printing a few scarcely coherent passages. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  17. It dazed him; it seemed to rob him for the moment of the power of coherent thought. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  18. These violent inconsistencies make it very difficult to give a coherent and general account of the experience of our men. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  19. What he said was something not very coherent about being very glad and its being very good of her, and almost simultaneously she gasped out that she was glad, and wouldn't he come in. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  20. Conversation and even coherent thought become impossible when the mind is set on the effort to keep count of the turns made at the end of the deck. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham