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Usage examples for nebulous

  1. Even her most romantic visions had never taken the form of personal desire, or ambition in its most nebulous stage; they had simply pleased her fresh and natural fancy and served to gild the hardness and crudeness of her life,- that was all. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  2. Obscure, profound it was, and nebulous So that by fixing on its depths my sight Nothing whatever I discerned therein. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  3. He felt as if he must go and quarrel with Markes, and a great deal of what he recalled after may have been nothing but the merest patchwork of nebulous theories of his own gathered together in a troublous time. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  4. It was only after a moment that a nebulous radiance from a curtained window upstairs defined itself as light. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  5. It had three great roots, one extending to the nebulous world, and this was constantly gnawed by the serpent Nidhug. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  6. So this was death- a hazy, nebulous thing! – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  7. But over in the east, when one glimpsed the skies above the trees, a nebulous gray was stealing upon the darkness; and the morning star blazed magnificently, in a space that seemed to have been cleared for it. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  8. A flood of light has been thrown on the dark and nebulous places of the instrumental classics by various distinguished and highly competent musicians. – Style in Singing by W. E. Haslam
  9. No mail contract; hardly a month of earnings before winter, when there was no chance of paying operating expenses; responsible for the pay- roll, but not on it; with a private pay- roll and expenses equal to or greater than my private income; with all my cash savings gone in the preliminary expenses of putting on the line, and finally with no chance, under my contract, of getting a cent from the stage- line before that nebulous time when it had paid for itself. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  10. The star, as he saw it, had a nebulous appearance. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  11. Several small detached nebulous masses became also visible, which travelled along with the comet, though not with the same velocity. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. She decided to write, explaining her change of purpose, and declining the interview with this nebulous client." – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  13. The silver lamp, placed upon the mantel of the vast fireplace, lighted the room so feebly that its quivering gleam could be compared only to the nebulous stars which appear at moments through the dun gray clouds of an autumn night. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  14. She pretended that she had-" the end was simply perfect," but she was vague, nebulous – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  15. They had still influence, their desperate straits were not yet known; if he obliged them they would do this and that and the other- nebulous things- for him. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. My ideas are a little too nebulous to share as yet but I think that I can give you one piece of very sound advice. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  17. May we give this position the dignity of a philosophical doctrine and hold that, in the somewhat nebulous realm inhabited by the philosopher, men are not bound by the same rules of evidence that obtain elsewhere? – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  18. Beside that real trouble Dick's looked dim and nebulous – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. But in fact the President had thought out nothing; when it came to practice his ideas were nebulous and incomplete. – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  20. It seemed to her as though, betwixt herself and Eliot, there hovered a dim, formless shadow, vague and nebulous a shadow which had crept silently out from some memory- haunted corner of the past. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler