A great bank of dust, white and luminous in the blaze of the sun, made everything within twenty feet of the ground grey and indistinct
and was perpetually renewed by the hurrying feet of a dense crowd of horses and of men and women on foot, and by the wheels of vehicles of every de- scription.
Here a buzz in the room drew the two young men a little aside, and for a minute I heard nothing but indistinct
phrases, in which "removal of deposites," "panic," "General Jackson," and "revolution," were the only words I could fairly understand.
Though she had some indistinct
idea of the method of these optical phenomena, still the illusion was almost perfect enough to warrant the belief that her husband possessed sway over the spiritual world.
And again and again she made the circuit of the island, (while the sun rushed down to his slumbers), and at each issuing into the light there was more sorrow about her person, while it grew feebler and far fainter and more indistinct
, and at each passage into the gloom there fell from her a darker shade, which became whelmed in a shadow more black.
She made no answer, and he sat in silence, watching her profile grow indistinct
against the snow-streaked dusk beyond the window.
His large face, with indistinct
features and small blue eyes, was naturally red, but during his frequent attacks of anger it grew dark and purple.
When Boris appeared at his door Pierre was pacing up and down his room, stopping occasionally at a corner to make menacing gestures at the wall, as if running a sword through an invisible foe, and glaring savagely over his spectacles, and then again resuming his walk, muttering indistinct
words, shrugging his shoulders and gesticulating.
Once he thought he heard the barking of dogs or the howling of wolves, but the sounds were so faint and indistinct
that he did not know whether he heard them or merely imagined them, and he stopped and began to listen intently.
Most of it is hazy and indistinct
, though here and there I have vivid recollections of things that happened.
So strong became my sense of the presence of something malign and menacing in the place, that I found myself almost unable to withdraw my eyes from the opening, as in the deepening darkness it became more and more indistinct
It were well, he said, to be there early, and anticipate certain indistinct
but wholly unjust claims on the score of ground rent and fuel.
But she doesn't look it," he thought in extenuation and was going to say something more to her about the lighting of that flare when another voice was heard in the companion, saying some indistinct
In a hurried, indistinct
voice he began to assure me he had not dared to take these--say, symbols--down.
The more indistinct
the accusations were, the less I liked them, for they left the wider field to fancy.
It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being; all the events of that period appear confused and indistinct