Yet all the while she beheld the burly cynical Frenchman and the diaphanous dancers as clearly as the child sees its air-born playmates; she relished the Camp Fire Girls not because, in Vida’s words, "this Scout training will help so much to make them Good Wives," but because she hoped that the Sioux dances would bring subversive color into their dinginess.
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Her dress was white and silver too, as diaphanous as a sheet of ice; one could glimpse her body through it, though not clearly.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
I see the world through a diaphanous curtain of blood.