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  • adv. In an indecisive manner.

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  • adv. Without decision.

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

  • adv. without finality; inconclusively
  • adv. lacking firmness or resoluteness


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  • The second debate ended as indecisively as the first.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Confusingly (and indecisively), he isn't taking a stand on Amendment 62.

    Colin St. John: The Importance of Being Michael Bennet

  • Anand played indecisively and Nakamura turned the game on a dime, threw his pieces at Anand's king, and when the smoke cleared, he was up in material.

    Lubomir Kavalek: The Great London Chess Debate

  • Silver moved indecisively last week as the market paused after plunging from near-record highs above $49 an ounce.

    Goldman View, Euro Worry Lift Precious Metals

  • The lips of the stranger moved indecisively, and his brown throat writhed and wrestled with unspoken words.


  • Justice Robert Jackson, the chief U.S. prosecutor and the architect of Nuremberg, put it well when he spoke of the regime that the accused at Nuremberg had served: "Civilization can afford no compromise with the social forces which would gain renewed strength if we deal ambiguously or indecisively with the men in whom those forces now precariously survive."

    Terror on Trial

  • Getty Images Justice Robert Jackson, chief U.S. prosecutor at Nuremberg, argued against acting 'ambiguously or indecisively.'

    Terror on Trial

  • The one I had selected wavered indecisively before me, and, as I swung wide to make the boarding gentle, filled suddenly and darted away, the smart Mongols shouting a wild rhythm as they bent to the sweeps.

    White and Yellow

  • The British public has no interest in a war which drags on indecisively.

    William Boot: Evelyn Waugh's legendary journalist

  • Ruby stood indecisively in the front hall, looking down at the paper, half tempted to crumple it up and throw it away.



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