Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being without form.
- n. The quality of being formless
“Moreover, this "formlessness" strategy shows up again in other areas.”
“It is true, that that formlessness which is almost nothing, cannot be subject to the alteration of times.”
“It is true that the formlessness which is almost nothing cannot have temporal change in it.”
“Out of this invisible and unformed earth, out of this formlessness which is almost nothing, thou didst then make all these things of which the changeable world consists -- and yet does not fully consist in itself  -- for its very changeableness appears in this, that its times and seasons can be observed and numbered.”
“Now I do not know what kind of formlessness there is in these mutations of these last and lowest creatures.”
“The controversial sketch of Saraswati, for example, is an elegant white-on-black line drawing, which makes the viewer reflect on the old Indian tradition of "nirakara," or formlessness.”
“We share the horror vacui of the artist facing the blank page, struggling to give shape to its formlessness.”
“Spirit as the Absolute is both formlessness and form.”
“It's a joy to find this young author coming into his own, and bringing the craft of science fiction out of the backwaters where it's been caught lately between the regressive drag of publishers marketing to a "safe" readership and the bewildering promises of change and growth offered by postmodernism in all its forms and formlessness.”
“Now that Sundays are free of burdensome forms, they seem burdened by formlessness, which may be why Pope Benedict XVI exhorts, “Give the soul its Sunday, give Sunday its soul.””
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