Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lack of distinction in kind or character; confusion; indiscrimination.
- n. Absence of distinction in condition or rank; equality; sameness.
- n. Indistinctness; obscurity; dimness.
- n. The fact of not distinguishing or making distinctions; failure to perceive or make a difference.
- n. The condition or fact of not being distinct or different; absence of distinguishing qualities or characteristics; undistinguishableness.
- n. obsolete Indistinctness, obscurity, dimness.
- n. Absence of distinction or eminence; obscurity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Lack of distinction or distinguishableness; confusion; uncertainty; indiscrimination.
- First attested in 1624; formed as in- + distinction, after indistinct. (Wiktionary)
“What sodden indistinction just an hour ago had all but persuaded us not to regret resumes its first divisions: slate from cinder, ash from smoke, warm dapple-gray from moleskin, dove - from”
“It builds on the primal unity of all things and observes unity's endless reverberations as it emerges from indistinction.”
“For in solitude the blur of safe indistinction becomes sharp and dangerous identity.”
“From a critical view I recognise the utility in Clute's closed definition, the problems of indistinction and overload that emerge when we throw the term fantasy about with little specificity.”
“If they fell by long and aged decay, yet wrapt up in the bundle of time, they fall into indistinction, and make but one blot with infants.”
“Inside the prison camp, law and punishment, zoe [ie Agamben's 'biological life'] and bios [political life], and exclusion and inclusion indeed enter a zone of indistinction.”
“The uncanny manifests a movement, a displacement or relocation which foregrounds indistinction and disjunction, a destabilisation of boundaries within and between psychic and material realities.”
“During those days — running without knowing why, carrying a burden I didn't understand — I assumed that I would lose myself in Khlennium and seek a life of indistinction.”
“Envy gives thee the indistinction: Nature inspires the admiration: unknown to thyself it inspires it.”
“Kelsie Solette had a pinched hillbilly face, saved from indistinction by enormous cornflower eyes.”
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