The indeterminate is by its nature ambiguous; it is therefore obscure and uncertain in its effect, and if used, as in many arts it often is, to convey a meaning, must fail to do so unequivocally.
I heard anoise just over my head, like the clapping of wings, and then beganto perceive the woful condition I was in; that some eagle had gotthe ring of my box in his beak, with an intent to let it fall on arock, like a tortoise in a shell, and then pick out my body, anddevour it: for the sagacity and smell of this bird enables him todiscover his quarry at a great distance, though better concealedthan I could be within a two-inch board.
This man also lived with his mother, and had a razor hidden away, tied round with white silk, and with this razor he intended to cut a throat.
Passing an inconspicuous lane, I turned my head and surveyed the narrow length.
But it was absurd to feel even apprehensive of Aunt Achsa's displeasure when Aunt Achsa was such a little thing and so indefinite a relative.
Standing on the smooth sandy beach at the east end of the pond, in a calm September afternoon, when a slight haze makes the opposite shore line indistinct, I have seen whence came the expression, “the glassy surface of a lake.”
But what devilry must happen to make a man invisible?"
Some future traveller, visiting, from motives of curiosity, not unmingled, let us hope, with sympathy, the place of confinement allotted to debtors in this city, may, and I trust will, Ponder, as he traces on its wall, inscribed with a rusty nail,‘The obscure initials,‘W. M.‘P.S. I re-open this to say that our common friend, Mr. Thomas Traddles (who has not yet left us, and is looking extremely well), has paid the debt and costs, in the noble name of Miss Trotwood; and that myself and family are at the height of earthly bliss.’
Dense clouds of smoke or dust, visible through a powerful telescope on earth as little grey, fluctuating patches, spread through the clearness of the planet's atmosphere and obscured its more familiar features.
The secret societies which started to arise clearly from the first century B.C. on, but which may have been in existence earlier, adopted the politico-scientific ideas of Tsou Yen's school.
My lefe is fare in land: This seems to have been the refrain of some old song, and its precise meaning is uncertain.
At latest from the sixth century B.C. on, the distinctions between both land systems became unclear; and the pure serf-cultivation, called by the old texts the "well-field system" because eight cultivating families used one common well, disappeared in practice.
A Hindu YOGINI with such inspiring powers should not live and die unknown-like most of these mangoes."
Even a change as unnoticeable as blank space added to the end of a sentence or file is found and precisely located without effort.
He’s cringing, unsure whether she’sserious or doing this just to get him turned on.
It seemed to me that the mists in my own mind were gradually clearing away, and I began to have a dim, vague perception of the truth.