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  • adv. In a manner like that of a cloud or haze.
  • adv. As if viewed through a cloud or haze.
  • adv. Vaguely, without clear purpose or specific intention.

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

  • adv. in a nebulous and indefinite manner


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  • In our moments of cynicism, we fear that they will instead make wrong decisions in order to make nebulously defined "special interests" happy.

    Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: Prop 23: Green Jobs vs. Dirty Energy

  • These were hard, enduring songs to outlast tough times, and that quality is something that Welch has unpicked and refined on her five albums to date, a process that's evidently far more intellectually arousing than a directive to nebulously "keep it simple".

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  • She had never conceived of the form of God except as nebulously naked, and the thought - association was startling.

    Chapter 4

  • The Jan. 24 Metro article “Virginia anticipates sharp criticism over disabled” presented a faceless, one-sided viewpoint, nebulously referring to “civil rights” issues that supposedly favor deinstitutionalization but missing the actual lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens.

    Living with a disability, in a caring setting

  • The status-quo agreement is based on claims of historical use, which are only nebulously enforceable.

    Vietnam and the Dragon

  • If he wants to convince people of his argument in his own blog, then I challenge him to bring on the proof and not simply dismiss counter arguments by nebulously insisting that everyone who disagrees is wrong.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Does Attaching a Thumb Drive to a Shared Computer Waive Fourth Amendment Rights in its Contents?

  • What Remic sees as “intrinsically, morally, ethically and intuitively right” is explicitly antagonistic to … a savage negativity that is nebulously defined but resolutely condemned.

    Ethics and Enthusiasm

  • Featuring upward of 40 films and spanning multiple venues, the new series, which begins Wednesday and runs through Nov. 9, aims for all the characteristics of a festival, from bona fide premieres to nebulously named sidebar programs ( "Kaleidoscope," "Viewfinders").

    Life as They Show It

  • As David Welsh notes, this is bad news for publishers of erotic and the ever-nebulously defined [...]

    Diamond makes it rough

  • Although Robinson calls for a "domestic Marshall Plan" to tackle African American "poverty, dysfunction, and violence," he gives the heart of the book to the fourth group, the one he identifies with: the nebulously defined black Mainstream, a "middle-class majority with a full ownership stake in American society."

    Book Review: Eugene Robinson's 'Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America'


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