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  • n. Plural form of vagueness.

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Examples

  • But sophisticates can often work in the nuances or vaguenesses of the regulatory system.

    The 14th Banker: Regulation Takes Its Place: Second Place

  • Until the regulations are definitively overturned, many of those who have thrived at the margins of the law, in the vaguenesses that Bush has consistently pushed, may continue to feel empowered.

    Cristina Page: Bush, Our Ex-Boyfriend

  • Since the class of model-theoretic consequences, at least in first-order logic, has none of the vaguenesses of the old argument forms, textbooks of logic in this style have long since ceased to have a chapter on fallacies.

    Model Theory

  • You must allow me these vaguenesses and crotchets.

    The Grass Crown

  • But you've also said you were working Sector Arcturus: almost diametrically opposite, and well inside those vaguenesses we are pleased to call the borders of the Empire.

    A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

  • What kind of movement could possibly grow out of the vaguenesses of that meeting in New York: maybe trial, maybe Canada, maybe jail, maybe underground?

    We Won't Go

  • From the paintings over which his elaborate fancy brooded, and which grew, touch by touch, into vaguenesses at which I shuddered the more thrillingly because I shuddered knowing not why; -- from these paintings (vivid as their images now are before me) I would in vain endeavor to educe more than a small portion which should lie within the compass of merely written words.

    Selections from Poe

  • Usually, unaccompanied by visions, he knew no more than vaguenesses of sensations, sadly sweet, ghosts of memories that they were.

    Chapter 22

  • But how else is one to define the peculiar quality of his style -- its hesitations, its vaguenesses, its obscurities?

    The Art of Letters

  • From the paintings over which his elaborate fancy brooded, and which grew, touch by touch, into vaguenesses at which I shuddered the more thrillingly because I shuddered knowing not why, —from these paintings (vivid as their images now are before me) I would in vain endeavor to educe more than a small portion which should lie within the compass of merely written words.

    The Fall of the House of Usher

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