Usage examples for indefinite

  1. In some indefinite way the question jarred horribly. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. Here we see that the same words may be indefinite or definite according to circumstances. – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  3. But the Pawnee was among his own people, and it looked as if he meant to stay there for an indefinite time to come. – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  4. 23. Which is the indefinite article, and what does it denote? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. " Well," Dr. Leoh said, turning to the president, " it seems that I must request an indefinite leave of absence." – The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova Myron R. Lewis
  6. But, Ellen dear,- Mrs. O'Brien stretched out an appealing, indefinite hand- what's this you're saying when you've got the money right there? – The Rosie World by Parker Fillmore
  7. Her conception of her prospective wealth was as yet very indefinite. – Washington Square by Henry James
  8. It is large enough to cope with the evils that will confront us; it is practicable, for it is already in course of application, and it is capable of indefinite expansion. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  9. Any volume that he offers for sale may remain on his hands for an indefinite time. – The Book-Hunter at Home by P. B. M. Allan
  10. Mark thought that, as the season was well forward, they might take a car to the park or the beach, but the plan had been left indefinite. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  11. It was a reluctant, rebellious feeling, mingled with an indefinite fear, but it was admiration none the less. – Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
  12. The plan of campaign was somewhat indefinite. – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  13. Indefinite leave was given him and the Colonel advanced enough money from his own private funds to enable him to travel comfortably with his wife. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  14. Monsieur le Comte and myself have been forbidden to meet under the pain of indefinite imprisonment. – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  15. These words, hard as they were, John uttered so softly and with such infinite grief and pain, that they struck the young man, not with anger, but with an indefinite awe, as if a ghost from his youth- his wasted youth- had risen up to point out that truth, and show him that what seemed insult or vengeance was only a bitter necessity. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik