Definitions

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  • adv. In a vague manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a vague manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a vague, uncertain, or unsettled manner; without definiteness or distinctness.

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

  • adv. in a vague way

Etymologies

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vague +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It is a word vaguely familiar yet disturbingly foreign to me, its meaning an anomaly.

    Beneath the Bruises

  • An expression vaguely reminiscent of appreciation crossed her face.

    String Theory, Book 3: Evolution

  • He had read himself to sleep the night before, a book chosen because he found the title vaguely familiar, but the choice had been poor and haunted his dreams.

    Bloodthirst

  • Yet the certainty in his expression vaguely frightened her.

    The Glory Game

  • There is a possibility that Appian has used the term vaguely: but there is no real difficulty in conceiving the _municipia_ to be meant.

    A History of Rome During the Later Republic and Early Principate

  • Szajba, which vaguely translates as "something between madness and fury," attracts a young, well-coifed crowd with its airy '60s living-room-style ambience and vast selection of cocktails, showily mixed by an eager bar staff.

    International Herald Tribune - World News, Analysis, and Global Opinions

  • Just because the articles you linked to are using the term vaguely doesn't mean that I am.

    FriendFeed - georgeh

  • Just because the articles you linked to are using the term vaguely doesn't mean that I am. the extreme examples include charging farmers for their livestock's methane gas output.

    FriendFeed - georgeh

  • And John Hughes, because my title vaguely reminds me of The Breakfast Club tag line about a brain, an athlete, a basketcase, a princess and a criminal.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The last translation used a term vaguely familiar to Alex.

    The Last Starfighter

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