They are not to be regarded seriously as having a distinct meaning. They are parables, prophecies, myths, symbols, revelations, aspirations after an unknown world.
The world has often been led away by a word to which no distinct meaning could be attached.
He was puzzled and anxious, for Dolly's word "christened" conveyed no distinct meaning
However, The Grinch's plans fails and he understands that the holiday should carry its distinct meaning
and returns the gifts.
The point in the story in which they gain the ability to verbally express themselves, with words that have distinct meaning
, is accompanied by a flood of illustrative color.
In some cases, these specific terms are nothing else but words already existing in the vocabulary, with new meanings associated to them; in other cases, they appear by means of combining two or more words from the vocabulary, but the resulting term has a distinct meaning
, different from the meanings of each term taken separately; finally, in other cases, the specific terms are ad hoc creations, with a meaning that cannot be confused.
Some of her designs may look abstract to a non-Aboriginal observer, however, every pattern and line holds a distinct meaning
. There seems to be a complex knowledge of a visual language shared within the Aboriginal world.
Most of the host countries refer to Syrians as "guests" or "brothers" rather than refugees, the latter being a term with a distinct meaning
in international law that carries with it specific rights.
These claims include: a) one must attend to a text's genre when interpreting it; b) a distinct meaning
may be implicitly expressed by a textual whole, above and beyond those of its parts; c) unconscious meanings can be expressed and thus interpreted; d) one may need to attribute inconsistencies to a text in order to properly understand it; and e) non-linguistic art expresses meanings that can nevertheless be linguistically articulated.
Such features lend distinct meaning
to home dining; the low brow decor will leave you feeling as if you've literally strolled into your neighbor's kitchen.
Mainstream has a distinct meaning
to Hamtramck residents.
He said Japan enjoys a rich culture of dolls, each with its own distinct meaning
and purpose deeply connected to daily life.