Origin of indistinct
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But the images were too dim and indistinct to make out a face or a license plate number.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is clear that they see countries as indistinct numbers, open to endless evaluation.
The music was indistinct at first, a faraway muffled sound with a repetitive bass line.
The dimness of Councillor Mikulin's eyes seemed to spread all over his face and made it indistinct to Razumov's sight.Under Western Eyes|Joseph Conrad
Captain Arnold, surrounded by dust devils, became a distant, indistinct bulk.General Max Shorter|Kris Ottman Neville
It was like the passing of a troubled dream, vague and indistinct, but fraught with horrible conceptions.
What is it, this indistinct knocking, this voice, which though it can be stilled can never be silenced?The Potter and the Clay|Arthur F. Winnington Ingram
Hardly relying on my own interpretation of the indistinct sounds he made, I caused Lizzie to hear them.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
c.1400 (implied in indistinctly "equally, alike"), from Latin indistinctus "not distinct, confused," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + distinctus (see distinct). Related: Indistinctly; indistinctness.