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having no distinct shape

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having no definite form or distinct shape

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lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies

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without real or apparent crystalline form

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Even as emended, the passage has no main clause - an emblem, perhaps, of the amorphousness of agency in this and other complaints.
Weber would probably be more likely to criticize what seems like the amorphousness, self-hatred, and lassitude of the Western "post-modern condition," which results from what Maley properly identifies as the loss of "holistic experiences of history and place, of rootedness and embeddedness in time and living communities" (p.
38) In this context, it does not seem surprising that the king's proclamation emphasized the amorphousness of money and the polymorphy of those that produced it or that it produced a powerful association between the two.
It's short and crisp, and it suggests a hard reality to counterbalance the amorphousness of cyberspace.
Variations in particle size, amorphousness and crystallisation can make a world of difference to the quality of a pharmaceutical polymer and, ultimately, its ability to effectively control the release of a drug.
The absence of typical diffraction peak of PBA block also proved its amorphousness.
Conventions, for Becker, were patterns that defined the "rules" of a particular art world, and the necessary creation of new conventions in popular music marked for it a different aesthetic path than concert and symphonic music (93), indeed one that is much more indicative of the cultural amorphousness of modernity through its fluidity and hybidity.
Scholars decry the amorphousness of using "fairness" as a legal criterion (19) and the paternalism of overriding a party's voluntary choice to sign an agreement.
Harpham also points to the tradition of defining "freedom" negatively, through what it's not, and hence the amorphousness of the concept, despite its rhetorical power.
The randomness of topics and texts in Damrosch's philosophically innocent book illustrates the amorphousness of world literature, as well as its strength as a vehicle for promoting multiculturalism.
Behind such critiques of the amorphousness of Irish history one can usually detect a nostalgia for some kind of organic, pre-lapsarian society in which the individual and the community were at ease with each other.
13) (It is this "suggestiveness" of the image, an amorphousness arising out of the contemplation of a repeated detail that attracted Mallarme [see note 38 below]).
24) While this amorphousness might have benefited British politics, it produced something of a muddle in understanding the right of resistance when commentators felt it "best" to keep such rights "somewhat imprecise.
I consider possible differences--namely, history, a special concern for property rights, the possibility of exit in a liquid capital market, and the amorphousness of racial discrimination.
I remember when I took the job at Michigan-instead of Harvard and other Ivy League jobs, I thought that in the large amorphousness of Ann Arbor I would be more.