Usage examples for vagueness

  1. So it was he saw her while he leaned for farewell on the open window- ledge; he took her in as her visible intensity of bright vagueness filled the circle that the interior of the car made for her. – The Finer Grain by Henry James
  2. She turned towards the sound with a pitiful vagueness. – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  3. Then, after an expanse of vagueness, he began hopefully, cheerfully, undauntedly: " Even now if I could get hold of a couple of thousand I could pull through handsome- and there's plenty of security for it." – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  4. He was still in the vague, but he was not to walk in vagueness forever. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. Nothing can be more perverse than to accuse Mysticism of vagueness. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  6. She had a feeling of pursuit through the shifting vagueness all around, and stopped to listen. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  7. In society he had the same vagueness, the same dimness; but after the moment he needed to make sure of you, he was as vivid as ever in his life. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  8. To Diana and to Valentine there was hope to be gathered from the very vagueness of the physician's opinion. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  9. Its very vagueness made it the more frightful to him; and his heart imagined the worst. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  10. But her very vagueness helped him to believe. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  11. Flora prompted, hopeful of fishing something definite out of this vagueness. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  12. Definition means essentially the growth of a meaning out of vagueness into definiteness. – How We Think by John Dewey
  13. The prophetic vagueness of this paragraph, big with dim possibilities, conveys the very impression to which all observations and experiences in Russia finally reduce themselves. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  14. " And Arnold answers it," said Blanche- as a still stronger instance of the provoking vagueness of the description. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  15. I was lounging against the rail, pipe in mouth, lazily wondering, with a large vagueness. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  16. The vagueness of the words matched the vagueness of certain haunting premonitions in the background of the mind. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. Such vagueness tends to persist and to become a barrier to the advance of thinking. – How We Think by John Dewey
  18. The silence, the danger, the vagueness hung heavily. – Dan Merrithew by Lawrence Perry