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liable to more than one interpretation

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lacking definite form or limits

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of or relating to or resembling a nebula

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lacking definition or definite content

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Thus, then, advancing from atom to molecule, from molecule to nebulous mass, from that to principal star, from star to sun, from sun to planet, and hence to satellite, we have the whole series of transformations undergone by the heavenly bodies during the first days of the world.
Here and there nebulous masses like large flakes of starry snow; and from the zenith to the nadir, an immense ring formed by an impalpable dust of stars, the "Milky Way," in the midst of which the sun ranks only as a star of the fourth magnitude.
But my nostrils snuffed up a scent of cigar smoke, clouds of which the narrator had emitted by way of visible emblem, I suppose, of the nebulous obscurity of his tale.
A sick-bed could recall Helen, but she was deaf to more human calls; after a glimpse at her aunt, she would retire into her nebulous life behind some poste restante.
This type must not be regarded as a fanciful figure: it is not a nebulous hope which is to be realised at some indefinitely remote period, thousands of years hence; nor is it a new species (in the Darwinian sense) of which we can know nothing, and which it would therefore be somewhat absurd to strive after.
Cross examined by the clever attorney who had been engaged by McGinty, they were even more nebulous in their evidence.
They were like the tiniest grains of dust,and they whirled round and gathered in clusters in a nebulous sort of way.
It had been, when it had existed, so nebulous that words were not needed to eliminate it.
At the same time, depicting himself in several of his films in the act of embroidery as well as "embroidering" the complicated system of quotations and allusions that creates the works' ambience, maybe in some nebulous fashion he positions himself as a hysteric, too--or at least as a diligent multitasker.
Even the modest scale of most of Kim's efforts seemed like an effect of this constraint, as though he were limiting his art to the scale of an idea rather than risk anything as boundless as imagination or as nebulous as thought.
The show will look at Lettrism, Situationism, Happenings, Fluxus and Events, the Gutai, Mono-Ha, and the Factory, plus two more nebulous formulations: "techno tribes" and "tribal chiefs without tribes.