Example sentences for: indefinite

How can you use “indefinite” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The phrase a number of is one of several that are commonly used, at least in American English, with reference to indefinite numbers, each of which has a slightly different significance: a few, several, a great many, numerous , etc.

  • Pepys does not use they and its inflected forms as an indefinite singular pronoun nearly as commonly as we do in such constructions as “Everyone on their feet!”

  • The lazy, vegetating existence in the depths of a moral and mental bohemia; the fundamental arrogance which thinks itself too good for any sensible and honorable activity, on the ground of its vague intuition that it is reserved for something else--as yet quite indefinite, but something which, if it could be named, would be greeted with roars of laughter.

  • To put it differently, it is not (yet) the function of the dictionary to show that articles (definite or indefinite) are not usually found preceding man in senses 2 and 3 but are invariably present before sense 1 uses.

  • Another possibility, short of putting U.S. personnel on the ground, was to issue a blunt ultimatum to the Taliban, backed by a readiness to at least launch an indefinite air campaign to disable that regime's limited military capabilities and tip the balance in Afghanistan's ongoing civil war.


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