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They recite in a timid and indistinct tone the prescribed fustian.

But there was only an indistinct humming, and nothing precise came to her.

In an indistinct way he felt the dishonor that was Alan Porter's being given to him.

He muttered an indistinct "Very well, mamma," as he shut the door.

It left in the paper an indistinct impression resembling a fabric.

Vague, indistinct to ourselves, unbounded by hope or remembrance.

There were black figures moving near it; they were indistinct.

The outlines of earth and sky all round are vague, indistinct.

First, it was only an indistinct murmur, then came words and fragments of phrases.

No wonder, then, that his work too is an indistinct expression of truth.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400 (implied in indistinctly "equally, alike"), from Latin indistinctus "not distinct, confused," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + distinctus (see distinct). Related: Indistinctly; indistinctness.

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