Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an indistinct manner; not clearly or definitely; obscurely; dimly: as, the border is indistinctly marked; the words were indistinctly pronounced.
- Without distinction or preference.
- adv. In an indistinct manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an indistinct manner; not clearly; confusedly; dimly.
- adv. in a dim indistinct manner
- indistinct + -ly (Wiktionary)
“The clerk who ushered her in pronounced her name indistinctly, and the elderly man who rose from his chair at her entrance looked at her inquiringly.”
“Wilton the silence continued for an exceedingly long time; but at length a voice was heard, apparently at some distance, pronouncing a name indistinctly; but Wilton imagined that it sounded like his own name.”
“When the president spoke, he touched on matters which are [word indistinctly] in the current revolutionary process.”
“Professor Featherwit caught one name indistinctly; that of the young Aztec in whose company Bruno had set forth on his ill-starred venture; and hoping to learn more of importance, he caused the aerostat to hover directly above that particular group of redskins.”
“Professor Featherwit caught one name indistinctly; that of the young”
“(Written somewhat indistinctly, meaning probably _incerta_.”
“The other grunted indistinctly, and walked on in silence a few steps.”
“The boy in the dock mumbled something indistinctly.”
“I had set myself the task of finding the Trumble reference I remembered, indistinctly, from my studies at Cambridge with my modernism tutor.”
“They had shotguns leveled and someone was screaming, if indistinctly, from this far out.”
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