vague


vague
01. I have only a [vague] memory of Carson City because we moved away when I was just four years old.
02. The description of the bank robber was too [vague] to be of any use.
03. The document was [vaguely] worded and confusing.
04. Very young children only have a [vague] idea of what it means to die.
05. The girl could [vaguely] remember seeing a car coming towards her, and then everything was a blank until she woke up in the hospital.
06. What you're telling me is [vaguely] familiar. I must have read about it at some point.
07. We could just make out the [vague] form of a person standing before us in the fog.
08. He was so [vague] in his recommendations that no one knows quite what he was suggesting.
09. The old woman's memories of the event are quite [vague] because it happened so long ago.
10. I don't have the [vaguest] idea of what you're talking about.
11. The President's answer as to whether the United States was prepared to use force was deliberately [vague].
12. Politicians are often [vague] about what they will do if elected so that no one can accuse them of breaking their promises.
13. The young man had the [vague] look on his face of someone on drugs.
14. We could only see a [vague] outline of the house through the darkness and pouring rain.
15. Your face is [vaguely] familiar, but I can't remember where we met.
16. Bill Cosby once said that the first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise, and cultivate the delightfully [vague].

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