He pretended rather absurdly to be a seaman himself and was already credited with an ill-defined
and vaguely illegal enterprise in the Gulf of Mexico.
He made a salutation, or, to speak nearer the truth, an ill-defined
, abortive attempt at curtsy.
"The rights of passengers generally to choose their seats are too ill-defined
," said Alexey Alexandrovitch, rubbing the tips of his fingers on his handkerchief.
There was a sense within her -- too ill-defined
to be made a thought, but weighing heavily on her mind -- that her whole orb of life, both before and after, was connected with this spot, as with the one point that gave it unity.
The hills were now but a dim, ill-defined
Therefore, gentlemen, the word ELECTION, to my thinking, is in a fair way to cause as much mischief as the words CONSCIENCE and LIBERTY, which ill-defined
and ill-understood, were flung broadcast among the people, to serve as watchwords of revolt and incitements to destruction.
Yet in passing over these scenes, without one bright object near, an ill-defined
but strong sense of pleasure is vividly excited.
"Yes," said the procureur, "and I think the will promises to be yet more extraordinary, for I cannot see how it is to be drawn up without the intervention of Valentine, and she may, perhaps, be considered as too much interested in its contents to allow of her being a suitable interpreter of the obscure and ill-defined
wishes of her grandfather."
He had, moreover, the feeling for romance which is so ill-defined
in other poets of his country, though strongly evident in Chinese legend and story.
They are but dim ill-defined
pictures that her narrow bit of an imagination can make of the future; but of every picture she is the central figure in fine clothes; Captain Donnithorne is very close to her, putting his arm round her, perhaps kissing her, and everybody else is admiring and envying her--especially Mary Burge, whose new print dress looks very contemptible by the side of Hetty's resplendent toilette.
The plain ones be as safe as churches--hey, Jenny?" The speaker turned to one of the group who certainly was not ill-defined
Only in an ill-defined
, nebulous way did he feel that it was the girl who had come into his life that caused him for the first time to feel shame for his past deeds.