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inarticulate

adjective abstruse, abysmal, close, deficient, deprived of speech, fumbling, garbled, guarded, inadequate, inaudible, incommunicative, inconversable, indiscernible, indistinct, ineffective, inelegant, inferior, laconic, muffled, mute, nebulous, not able to vocalize a position, not fluent, not glib, not polished, not smooth, opaque, parum distinctus, poor, reserved, reticent, silent, sparing of words, taciturn, tongue-tied, unclear, unintelligible, unplain, unrefined, untrained, vague, withdrawn
See also: mute, speechless, taciturn
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Isn't this also something rooted in a relationship-led conception of communal identity, and thus something that can and does, characterize non-Jews (many of whom tend to live, mostly rather inarticulately, in accordance with principles rather close to many of those to be found in Leviticus) just as much as Jews?
After all, few people have any sympathy with the rather simplistic views that he so inarticulately expressed.
He mumbles inarticulately when questioned and is initially unable to decipher complete sentences in newspapers as he searches for clues to his identity.
Mason and Dixon spend years together, coming into conflict personally and professionally, bickering endlessly, and it is only in their last meetings, annual fishing expeditions in the north of England, that they come tentatively and inarticulately to recognize their affection for each other and to use this affection as a way of connecting with others in their lives--parents, spouses, children.
Such, I suspect, are Angus and Ian, whose Website - inarticulately named Angus and Ian's Kilt Shoppe - is a Scottish tribute, which is pure dead brilliant if you like your weird with a capital W.
His view that rock music is "sociologically primitive" and "a music that wells up inarticulately from the real human need for musica practica on which the commercial music industry depends for its constant renewal" (p.
In the last section of the poem, entitled "The Impulse," what the woman has been inarticulately trying to express to herself and to her husband, becomes undeniably clear, with fateful results.
The call only makes him consciously aware of -- and of course forces him to make a choice about -- the grace which already encompassed him inarticulately but really as an element of his spiritual existence.
Strayer, for instance, has said that "When a Canadian court struck down a statute for constitutional invalidity, it was inarticulately applying the Colonial Laws Validity Act .
Billy's shout came back at her inarticulately down the long block.
He had known few girls, and those few shyly, inarticulately, selfconsciously.
Or are we to read the lines in terms of the sentence structure and take the "Ah" as "an interjection or an exclamation, an almost inarticulately articulate ejaculation over the astounding and stunning recognition--evoking both awe and bewilderment at once--that there is 'no God?