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Little by little, as ages went on, a change took place; a general law of attraction manifested itself, to which the hitherto errant atoms became obedient: these atoms combined together chemically according to their affinities, formed themselves into molecules, and composed those nebulous masses with which the depths of the heavens are strewed.
Thus, then, advancing from atom to molecule, from molecule to nebulous mass, from that to principal star, from star to sun, from sun to planet, and hence to satellite, we have the whole series of transformations undergone by the heavenly bodies during the first days of the world.
Here and there nebulous masses like large flakes of starry snow; and from the zenith to the nadir, an immense ring formed by an impalpable dust of stars, the "Milky Way," in the midst of which the sun ranks only as a star of the fourth magnitude.
A sick-bed could recall Helen, but she was deaf to more human calls; after a glimpse at her aunt, she would retire into her nebulous life behind some poste restante.
Not sharp and vivid like that of her father, but dim and nebulous was the picture she shaped of her mother--a saint's head in an aureole of sweetness and goodness and meekness, and withal, shot through with a hint of reposeful determination, of will, stubborn and unobtrusive, that in life had expressed itself mainly in resignation.
This type must not be regarded as a fanciful figure: it is not a nebulous hope which is to be realised at some indefinitely remote period, thousands of years hence; nor is it a new species (in the Darwinian sense) of which we can know nothing, and which it would therefore be somewhat absurd to strive after.
At our entrance stood a nebulous conveyance, that I took at first for a tradesman's van; to my horror it proved to be a hearse; and all at once the white breath ceased upon my lips.
Her thoughts of God were vague and nebulous, and there she was frankly puzzled.
But your suggestion is, to say the least of it, nebulous.
Cross examined by the clever attorney who had been engaged by McGinty, they were even more nebulous in their evidence.
To this camp, whose archetypes are former Judge Robert Bork and former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, the 10th Amendment, which reserves powers to the states, is all important, and the Ninth Amendment, with its admittedly nebulous declaration of rights retained by the people, is a nullity.
It was on a Tuesday, March 13, 1981, that a professional musician and amateur astronomer named William Herschel observed through his telescope what he described as "a curious either nebulous star or perhaps a comet.