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  • adv. In a formless manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a formless manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a formless manner


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  • What I hit was the forces of that great socialist revolution, which, in the name of liberalism, spasmodically, incompletely, somewhat formlessly, but always in the same direction, has been inching its ice cap over the nation for two decades.

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  • She wore an ankle-length, one-piece, flowered dress that hung formlessly over her ample figure.

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  • Why depict it so formlessly — why not show what it really was?


  • Many of the dark clothes hang formlessly, drapily, like funeral shrouds.

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  • I looked down; my clothes hung formlessly on my shrunken limbs; the hand that lay on my knee was corded and hairy.

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  • It flashed and swirled formlessly for a moment, and then its pink vapors opened like curtains.

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  • For a single instant the Ossaran's outline seemed to pulse and glow-and then his empty green robe crumpled formlessly to the floor!

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  • Cities of the eastern seaboard from Boston through New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington have meandered formlessly, merging with one another, indiscriminately devouring a five hun, dred mile swath of landscape in their inexorable advance.

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  • It is ostensibly the narrative of the adventures of a young Spaniard, but as a story it rambles on formlessly without approaching an end, and its real purpose is to serve as an utterly cynical indictment of mankind, the institutions of society, and accepted moral principles.

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  • I set them down, hastily, formlessly, but just as they happened, and this gives me a record which I could not reproduce for any other story I ever wrote.

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