Origin of amorphous
Examples from the Web for amorphous
“We got here hours ago,” says a man with a foot brace who's given up his spot in the amorphous line to sit on a folding chair.Beyonce, Jay Z & No Doubt Sing to End Global Poverty in Central Park|Caitlin Dickson|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not in tax dollars, not in national resources, not even in the amorphous concept of a body count.
But the amorphous blend of character and character motivation somehow morphs into plot.How I Write: James McBride, The New National Book Award Winner For Fiction|Noah Charney|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How and what makes this amorphous movement step in this direction or that?
Yes, mold—that slimy, amorphous crud that shows up when things get damp.
As found native it is called corundum, when crystallized ruby or sapphire, when amorphous emery.
An amorphous, soft silicon carbide, also formed in the electric furnace, was patented by B. Talbot in 1899.
It is a good year since I wrote to you; but when you give an amorphous address of that sort, what can you expect?The Stark Munro Letters|J. Stark Munro
It was like some gruesome dream, some ugly, dead, amorphous mood become concrete.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
It can be obtained in the form of an amorphous substance of a light yellow colour, not unlike gum in appearance.The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics|Franklin Beech
Word Origin for amorphous
"shapeless," 1731, from Modern Latin amorphus, from Greek amorphos "without form, shapeless, deformed," from a- "without" (see a- (3)) + morphe "form" (see Morpheus). Related: Amorphously; amorphousness.