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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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Moreland's argument that ambiguity does not mean amorphousness reveals the limit of Wilhelm's use of hermaphroditism as a metaphor.
Theories which find a way to make particular fragment poems "complete," in other words, presume a particular definition of poetry, and the amorphousness of the fragment allows each critic to put what are essentially matters of taste into formal terms.
Interestingly, this fifth issue of African Nebula also radiates that sense of amorphousness that is vintage nebula mainly because it reflects intellectual diversity at its best and showcases the varied human systems of thoughts and theories of knowledge.
He portrays this amorphousness as a unique perspective that allowed cosmopolitan Germany to jump ahead of other nations in the nineteenth century.
My attempt was to reestablish the unity of Erie, but without the pre-Ely amorphousness.
There is little about the study of social memory that has not been forcefully questioned in the past twenty years--from its amorphousness as a field to its ethics and, inevitably, to the notion of 'collective memory' itself'.
Short hair and the slightly androgynous style of dress pioneered by Coco Chanel was, Hartner-Hnizdo argued, part of an absurd and unnatural attempt to make women more like men, which was bound to lead to a perverse amorphousness.
My complaint against this chapter is not only its conceptual amorphousness (e.
Each poem is a little song, part of the fizz of centuries effervescing; for a love poem to goo, I could not help but find in an old wineskin, the sonnet (in Italian, sonnetto is "little song"), a temporary container for its fugitive amorphousness.
Finally, one feels that Nicholson sometimes overstates the amorphousness of the boundaries separating India's various philosophical schools in premodern India.
Schendel's Droguinhas, too, could easily have been included in Morris's 1968 "Anti-Form" exhibition for their amorphousness and process-oriented manufacture: however, to refer to Schendel as "a Post-Minimalist before the fact," as Smith does in her review (ibid.
There is, for example, an analysis of the amorphousness of notions like "The West" and a useful discussion of the term "civilization.
at 20 (noting "the Model Rules are drafted with an amorphousness and ambiguity that render them virtually meaningless").
In fact, it's not so much the length of the Act as its vagueness, incompleteness, and amorphousness that mark it as a new-fangled administrative statute, granting power to a few to rule according to their wisdom and with very little reference to the many's consent.
The amorphousness of the metropolis, paralleled by the storytelling technique of stream of consciousness, precludes the alcoholic from forming any persistent and coherent attitude towards the prevalent values of the city and keeps him from any position outside the domain, where he strives hard to live by writing martial arts and pornographic fiction for a few commercial newspapers.