It was this indefinable
peculiarity, perhaps, that, by insulating them from human aid, kept them always so unfortunate in life.
I hate a man who goes to sleep at once; there is a sort of indefinable
something about it which is not exactly an insult, and yet is an insolence; and one which is hard to bear, too.
Her mind was not at ease when she had done this: there seemed to be some indefinable
ingratitude in the act.
There is something strange to me, even now, in the reflection that he never saw me; and something stranger yet in the shadowy remembrance that I have of my first childish associations with his white grave-stone in the churchyard, and of the indefinable
compassion I used to feel for it lying out alone there in the dark night, when our little parlour was warm and bright with fire and candle, and the doors of our house were - almost cruelly, it seemed to me sometimes - bolted and locked against it.
A movement of compunction, helped by those small indefinable
influences which every personal relation exerts on a pliant nature, had urged him into a secret marriage, which was a blight on his life.
In fact, it was music that had first brought him and Dorian Gray together--music and that indefinable
attraction that Dorian seemed to be able to exercise whenever he wished-- and, indeed, exercised often without being conscious of it.
The moment his Highness entered the courtyard, the princess flung herself at his feet, but he bent and raised her, and gazed at her for some time, struck with her grace and beauty, and also with the indefinable
air of courts that seemed to hang round this country girl.
Then a woman, if that name could be applied to the indefinable
being who suddenly issued from a clump of bushes, pulled away the cow by its rope.
With all her feelings bruised and immolated within her, compelled by duty to make her husband happy, attached to him by a certain indefinable
affection, born, perhaps, of habit, her life became one perpetual contradiction.
The room was well lighted by a number of large windows and was beautifully decorated with mural paintings and mosaics, but upon all there seemed to rest that indefinable
touch of the finger of antiquity which convinced me that the architects and builders of these wondrous creations had nothing in common with the crude half-brutes which now occupied them.
There was a thin, bright moonshine; it was bitter cold, windy, and frosty; the town had not yet awakened, but an indefinable
stir already preluded the noise and business of the day.
In some indefinable
way the black face thus flashed upon me shocked me profoundly.