I was in a great city in a foreign land--a city whose people were of my own race, with minor differences of speech and costume; yet precisely what these were I could not say; my sense of them was indistinct
. The city was dominated by a great castle upon an overlooking height whose name I knew, but could not speak.
She was bending eagerly over the woman to hear her reply; but drew back, instinctively, as she once again rose, slowly and stiffly, into a sitting posture; then, clutching the coverlid with both hands, muttered some indistinct
sounds in her throat, and fell lifeless on the bed.
The voice of Hepzibah, with a hush through it, was going up along with the footsteps; and, again, responsive to her cousin's voice, Phoebe heard that strange, vague murmur, which might be likened to an indistinct
shadow of human utterance.
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.
At this point they became aware of a harsh indistinct
noise that seemed to spread through all the valleys around.
At first the words were faint and indistinct
, not rendered so by distance, but rather resembling the dim pages of a book which we strive to read by an imperfect and gradually brightening light.
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.
The twitching increased, the handsome mouth was drawn to one side (only now did Pierre realize how near death his father was), and from that distorted mouth issued an indistinct
, hoarse sound.
He was also indistinct
. How he raged at us, this wrath-snorter, because we understood him badly!
It was the faintest, palest shadow of some look, to which an instant of intense and most unutterable horror only could have given birth; but indistinct
and feeble as it was, it did suggest what that look must have been, and fixed it in the mind as if it had had existence in a dream.
They strolled away, among the lanes beginning to be indistinct
in the twilight - she leaning on his arm - and she little thought how she was going down, down, down, Mrs.
For the most part these were staring before them, murmuring indistinct questions, jaded, haggard, unclean.
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.
She, meanwhile, was making the best of her way, with singular speed for so aged a woman, and mumbling some indistinct
words--a prayer, doubtless--as she went.
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.