vague impression

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Mr Chester held the bed-curtain farther back, and looked at him with a vague impression that he was some maniac, who had not only broken open the door of his place of confinement, but had brought away the lock.
About all that he saw was her eyes, and then it was with a vague impression that they were blue.
As I was hurried from the carriage it swung open, and I found myself inside the house, with a vague impression of a lawn and trees on each side of me as I entered.
All this time the uncle was dolefully blowing his clarionet in the corner, sometimes taking it an inch or so from his mouth for a moment while he stopped to gaze at them, with a vague impression that somebody had said something.
Newman slowly brought down his eyes and looked at him; he had a vague impression that the young man at the chimney-piece was inclined to irony.
Horrid, your Wash-up,' replied Grummer, who had a vague impression that there was a smell of rum somewhere.
Even with her ignorance of the world she had a vague impression that the position offered to Will was out of keeping with his family connections, and certainly Mr.
Yet I have a vague impression that as I ran forward something lay upon the ground to the left of me.
Then on the top of these more or less vague impressions there had come the definite and distinct warning of Miss Stapleton, delivered with such intense earnestness that I could not doubt that some grave and deep reason lay behind it.
If any real disadvantage can attach to your position in the mind of any man or woman worth a thought, it is right that you at least of all the world should not magnify it to yourself by having vague impressions of its nature.
In the olden days of Big Brother, even at its most contrived, you at least got the vague impression you were watching some people living out their lives with the ebb and flow of tensions, feuds and allegiances in the group.
Stating that the Costa Concordia is around twice the size of the Titanic gives a vague impression that they were trying to move a large object, but not in any tangible way that can give a direct sense of the scale because none of us have actually seen Titanic.