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ethereal
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition characterized by an air-like insubstantiality

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so delicate and insubstantial that it barely seems of this world — often beautiful
  • It kept him down on a level with the lowest; him, the man of ethereal attributes, whose voice the angels might else have listened to and answered!
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (45% in)
  • Now it was a herd of diabolic shapes, that grinned and mocked at the pale minister, and beckoned him away with them; now a group of shining angels, who flew upward heavily, as sorrow-laden, but grew more ethereal as they rose.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (86% in)
  • Finally, all other difficulties being obviated, woman cannot take advantage of these preliminary reforms until she herself shall have undergone a still mightier change, in which, perhaps, the ethereal essence, wherein she has her truest life, will be found to have evaporated.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (81% in)
  • The angel and apostle of the coming revelation must be a woman, indeed, but lofty, pure, and beautiful, and wise; moreover, not through dusky grief, but the ethereal medium of joy; and showing how sacred love should make us happy, by the truest test of a life successful to such an end.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (92% in)

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