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the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines

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In the vagueness and indistinctness of all her new experiences and perceptions, as everything about her was mysterious to herself she began to be mysterious to others: and became as difficult to be made out to anybody's satisfaction as she found the house and everything in it difficult to make out to her own.
His face was preternaturally pale; so deadly white, indeed, that, through all the glimmering indistinctness of the passageway, Hepzibah could discern his features, as if a light fell on them alone.
What meaning was couched under this terrible threat, it is difficult to say; but certain it is that its awful indistinctness seemed to produce very little impression on the young sinners addressed.
Emma remained in a state of vexation too; but there was more indistinctness in the causes of her's, than in his.
For some time previous, his mind had been confused, wavering doubtfully between the past and the present, and hovering forward, as it were, at intervals, into the indistinctness of the world to come.
Now, also, the cloud began to roll away from the mountain, while, as it heavily withdrew, one object after another started out of its impenetrable obscurity into sight, with precisely the effect of a new creation, before the indistinctness of the old chaos had been completely swallowed up.
Exception might be taken to the name bestowed upon this whale, on the ground of its indistinctness. For we are all killers, on land and on sea; Bonapartes and Sharks included.
Sir Leicester, lying in his bed, can speak a little, though with difficulty and indistinctness. He is enjoined to silence and to rest, and they have given him some opiate to lull his pain, for his old enemy is very hard with him.
He had watched hour after hour since first New York had risen out of the blue indistinctness of the landfall.
This study has thoroughly analyzed the statutory and judicial indistinctness of the definition of 'terrorism'.
This indistinctness impedes reliable determination of [[phi].sub.1] and [[phi].sub.2], thus preventing practical evaluation of large dive angles.
"Part of what makes disability so threatening to the non-disabled," Thomas Couser explains, "then may be precisely the indistinctness and permeability of its boundaries (178).
Trust mechanisms that are essential to sharing economy platforms produce value by taking actions to certain urban circumstances of crowded, mass indistinctness. Regulatory conditions may confine or alter the provision of urban amenities, shaping the additional capacity that sharing economy companies capitalize on to satisfy demand for services like ride sharing and alternative housings.
Indeed, what separates Kato's representations from the naughty girls of Yoshitomo Nara's imagination or Takashi Murakami's bombastic neo-Pop characters is the indistinctness of his bodies' near-abstract crafting.