vague englannista suomeksi
Not clearly expressed; stated in indefinite terms.
(quote-book)|title=Analysis of Mind/Lecture IX|The Analysis of Mind|passage=It follows from what has been said that a vague thought has more likelihood of being true than a precise one. To try and hit an object with a vague thought is like trying to hit the bull's eye with a lump of putty: when the putty reaches the target, it flattens out all over it, and probably covers the bull's eye along with the rest. To try and hit an object with a precise thought is like trying to hit the bull's eye with a bullet. The advantage of the precise thought is that it distinguishes between the bull's eye and the rest of the target.
2004: Wallace (journalist)|Chris Wallace, ''Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage''
- Throughout the first week of his presidency, Dulles and Bissell continued to brief Kennedy on their strategy for Cuba, but the men were vague and their meetings offered little in the way of hard facts.
Not having a precise meaning.
Not clearly felt or sensed; somewhat subconscious.
Not thinking or expressing one’s thoughts clearly or precisely.
1962, (w), "Toads Revisited"
- Waxed-fleshed out-patients / Still vague from accidents, / And characters in long coats / Deep in the litter-baskets (..)
Lacking expression; vacant.
Not sharply outlined; hazy.
(quote-book)| title=“Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days|chapter=Ep./1/2| passage=He walked. To the corner of Hamilton Place and Picadilly, and there stayed for a while, for it is a romantic station by night. The vague and careless rain looked like threads of gossamer silver passing across the light of the arc-lamps.
1630, (w), ''The Life and Raigne of King Edward VI''
- The Lord Gray incourag'd his men to set sharply upon the vague villains
- The gray vague of unsympathizing sea.
1603, (w) (translator), ''The Philosophie, commonly called, the Morals''
- soul doth vague and wander.
To become vague or act in a vague manner.
To make vague negative comments publicly; to make highly veiled complaints or insults.
2014, Indila, ''Comme un bateau''
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