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  • adverb In an undefinable manner


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  • You can't actually give any reason for your "feeling" concerning this actual post as you claimed to originally but you think your accusation fits something undefinably wider.

    The audacity of distraction 2009

  • While wrapt up in this reverie, poignantly agitating, yet undefinably soothing, upon the return of Edgar to England, and his astonishing appearance in her room, her attention was again aroused by another gentle tap at the door.

    Camilla 2008

  • Subtly, undefinably it was of our world and of one not ours.

    The Moon Pool 2004

  • There was a moment during which I listened, reminded of the faint sense I had had, the first night, of there being something undefinably astir in the house, and noted the soft breath of the open casement just move the half-drawn blind.

    The Turn of the Screw 2003

  • Here were two persons viewing the question from totally different points; both perfectly disinterested; both in their different ways, I believe, shrewd and even wise; and both honourable, urging me against it, and in a way that undefinably alarmed my imagination, as well as moved my reason.

    Uncle Silas 2003

  • It was a frank and passionate denial of the slander, breathing undefinably, but irresistibly, the spirit of truth.

    Wylder's Hand 2003

  • That yellow, level light has, in my mind, something undefinably glorious and melancholy, such as to make almost any scenery interesting, and my solitary walk was delightful.

    Wylder's Hand 2003

  • It had in it, nevertheless, a faint and undefinably sensual quality also.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant 2003

  • When he wakened up, in the buzz and clack of tongues that followed the close of the game, Captain Lake glared round for a moment, like a man called up from sleep; the noise rattled and roared in his ears, the talk sounded madly, and the faces of the people excited and menaced him undefinably, and he felt as if he was on the point of starting to his feet and stamping and shouting.

    Wylder's Hand 2003

  • Dorcas was very pale, and her gaze was stern, and something undefinably wild in her quietude.

    Wylder's Hand 2003


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