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Anna Karenina
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  • Vronsky patted her strong neck, straightened over her sharp withers a stray lock of her mane that had fallen on the other side, and moved his face near her dilated nostrils, transparent as a bat’s wing.
  • Her light, transparent skirts rose like a cloud about her slender waist; one bare, thin, soft, girlish arm, hanging listlessly, was lost in the folds of her pink tunic; in the other she held her fan, and with rapid, short strokes fanned her burning face.

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  • "I don’t think so," answered Betsy, and, without looking at her friend, she began filling the little transparent cups with fragrant tea.
  • Levin could see the scanty locks wet with sweat on the temples and tense, transparent-looking forehead.
  • Almost at the same instant the hostess, with freshly arranged coiffure and freshened face, walked in at one door and her guests at the other door of the drawing room, a large room with dark walls, downy rugs, and a brightly lighted table, gleaming with the light of candles, white cloth, silver samovar, and transparent china tea things.
  • In the transparent stillness of morning the smallest sounds were audible.
  • And Korsunsky began waltzing with measured steps straight towards the group in the left corner, continually saying, "Pardon, mesdames, pardon, pardon, mesdames"; and steering his course through the sea of lace, tulle, and ribbon, and not disarranging a feather, he turned his partner sharply round, so that her slim ankles, in light transparent stockings, were exposed to view, and her train floated out in fan shape and covered Krivin’s knees.

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as in: transparent shower door Define
able to be seen through with clarity
as in: transparent lie Define
obvious despite attempts to hide
as in: transparent decision making Define
easily observable or understood
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