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Vague

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Vague. adj. [vague, Fr. vagus, Latin.]

  1. Wandering; vagrant; vagabond.

    Gray encouraged his men to set upon the vague villains, good neither to live peaceably, nor to fight. Hayward.

  2. Unfixed; unsettled; undetermined; indefinite.

    The perception of being, or not being, belongs no more to these vague ideas, signified by the terms, whatsoever and thing, than it does to any other ideas. Locke.

Sources: Hayward, John (42) · Locke, John (269)

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