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 Meanings and Examples of VAGUE
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vague
 a.  imprecise or indistinct; not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  That thrust had frightened him more than any vague insinuations about Denis Eady.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  Of late, however, there had been no room in his thoughts for such vague apprehensions.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
3  There was really, even now, no tangible evidence to the contrary; but since the previous night a vague dread had hung on his sky-line.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
4  "If there's going to be any trouble I want to be there," was his vague reflection, as he threw to Jotham the unexpected order to unhitch the team and lead them back to the barn.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
5  From the beginning of the discussion he had instinctively avoided the mention of Mattie's name, fearing he hardly knew what: criticism, complaints, or vague allusions to the imminent probability of her marrying.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
6  Especially vague were her recollections of the time between her acceptance of Charles and her wedding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  His were doubly confusing because she had a vague idea there was truth in them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  To make matters worse, a vague distrust of those in high places had begun to creep over the civilian population.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  She had a vague memory of one of Aunt Pitty's stories of a friend who was in labor for two days and died without ever having the baby.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
10  As she took the whisky from him and held it to her mouth, she saw his eyes follow her, a vague stirring of disapproval in them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  Whenever Scarlett raised her voice in reproof, he went weak with fright as his vague childish memory brought up the horrors of the first time she had ever done it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
12  Suellen and Carreen giggled and even Gerald's face wore a vague smile.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
13  He was gravely deferential to the vague Gerald but it was to Scarlett that he turned as the real head of the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
14  His eyes were less vague than usual as they followed her swishing figure about the room and he patted her approvingly whenever she was within reach.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
15  They were gay, wealthy people, very much like Rhett's New Orleans friends, elegant of dress, free with their money, vague as to their antecedents.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  I do have a vague memory of meeting her many years ago.
2  They had only a vague idea where the place was.
3  It was a vague enough concept for the liberals to unite around.
4  Democratic leaders under election pressure tend to respond with vague promises of action.
5  Through the mist I could just make out a vague figure.
6  We think such information should be made explicit and not left vague.
7  Through the fog we saw the vague outline of a ship.
8  Liz fell silent in mid-word of a vague murmured greeting to stare.
9  The statement was vague in its wording.
10  The governor gave only a vague outline of his tax plan.
11  I momentarily forgot my own sorrows to yield to a vague concern for her.
12  They began to feel a vague fear, and then the real torture came.
13  Your vague assurances are as meaningless as your obvious complacency.
14  Something about her voice was vaguely familiar.
15  She waved vaguely in the direction of the house.