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 Meanings and Examples of INDECISION
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indecision
 n.  state of being unable to make a choice; a lack of firmness of character or purpose
Classic Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  The only thing which was clearly to be inferred from his attitude and his physiognomy was a strange indecision.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI—WHAT HE DOES
2  This indecision only lasted a few seconds.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XI—CHAMPMATHIEU MORE AND MORE ASTONISHED
3  There came a moment when he appeared to lose himself, and he paused in indecision.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
4  Laigle de Meaux, whose eyes were straying about in a sort of diffuse lounging, perceived, athwart his somnambulism, a two-wheeled vehicle proceeding through the place, at a foot pace and apparently in indecision.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—BLONDEAU'S FUNERAL ORATION BY BOSSUET
5  Gavroche could think of no reply to this, and stood there in indecision, scratching his ear sadly.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER VII—GAVROCHE AS A PROFOUND CALCULATOR OF DISTANCE...
6  Such was this ancient Paris, delivered over to quarrels, to indecision, and to gropings.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—BRUNESEAU
7  Moreover, the six hundred thousand francs had settled the elderly spinster's indecision.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE TWO OLD MEN DO EVERYTHING, EACH ONE AFTER ...
8  Thus are my hopes blasted by cowardice and indecision; I come back ignorant and disappointed.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
9  My feelings are at present in a state of dreadful indecision; I wish to acquit you, but certainty on either side will be ease to what I now suffer.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
10  Having settled that I must go to the Blue Boar, my mind was much disturbed by indecision whether or not to take the Avenger.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVIII
11  My opinion is,' said Peggotty, taking her eyes from me, after a little indecision and going on with her work, 'that I never was married myself, Master Davy, and that I don't expect to be.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
12  Everybody was growing weary of indecision, and the first idea with everybody was, that nothing had been proposed before so likely to suit them all.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
13  The idea seemed to gather force within her, and she remained in a fixed attitude nearly ten minutes, when a certain finality was expressed in her gaze, and no longer the blankness of indecision.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 4 The Ministrations of a Half-forgotten One
14  I could see that the unfortunate doctor was in the last stage of indecision, from which he was rescued by the deep, sonorous voice of the red-bearded Duke, which boomed out like a dinner-gong.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
15  "Oh, no," she answered, with a tone of indecision.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
Example Sentence:
1  A moment's indecision when you've got the ball and you could lose the game.
2  It is not perhaps surprising that the administration now appears so indecisive and unfocused.
3  The outcome of the battle was indecisive.
4  He was criticised as a weak and indecisive leader.