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 Meanings and Examples of INDEFINITE
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indefinite
 a.  unclear; vague; lacking precise limits
Classic Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  The words and the light blurred into one vast indefinite happiness, and she believed that some great thing was coming to her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
2  Daily he returned to the subject of the new house, but as to time and mode he was indefinite.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  As to details Mrs. Bogart was indefinite, and angry that she should be questioned.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  She still had a chance to seize splendid indefinite freedoms.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  Yet was there a sort of indefinite, half-attained, unimaginable sublimity about it that fairly froze you to it, till you involuntarily took an oath with yourself to find out what that marvellous painting meant.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
6  In his eyes there was mute, indefinite reproach.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  He searched about in his mind for an adequate malediction for the indefinite cause, the thing upon which men turn the words of final blame.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
8  As the meeting had been held at Uncle Tom's weekly, for an indefinite length of time, without any more "cheers," there seemed some encouragement to hope that a way would be discovered at present.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
9  The words were sometimes the well-known and common hymns sung in the churches about, and sometimes of a wilder, more indefinite character, picked up at camp-meetings.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  The newcomer was a short, large-boned, yellow-faced, wrinkled old man, with gray bushy eyebrows overhanging bright eyes of an indefinite grayish color.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I
11  Though in Moscow the Rostovs belonged to the best society without themselves giving it a thought, yet in Petersburg their circle of acquaintances was a mixed and indefinite one.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI
12  Rostov still had the same indefinite feeling, as of shame.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XV
13  and so on; but as soon as the war was touched on, or what the nobility had been convened for, the talk became undecided and indefinite.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XXII
14  All that Pierre saw was so indefinite that neither the left nor the right side of the field fully satisfied his expectations.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXI
15  said the count, muttering some indefinite order.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence:
1  The next day the union voted to begin an indefinite strike.
2  Junior and middle-ranking civil servants have pledged to join the indefinite strike.
3  The store will be closed for an indefinite period.
4  The project has been postponed for an indefinite period.
5  In turn, some of these ideas also underlie the Risch algorithm, which is used in Mathematics for indefinite integration.
6  His trial has been postponed indefinitely.
7  Pushing the number of unit sales up every quarter can't be continued indefinitely.
8  The event has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of interest.
9  The decision has been deferred indefinitely.
10  This allowed them to stay indefinitely in the United States, to claim benefits like Social Security and to apply to become citizens.