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ethereal


The dancer’s grace, the flowing costume, and the ethereal melody created the impression that she floated through air.
  characterized by an air-like insubstantiality

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so delicate and insubstantial that it barely seems of this world — often beautiful
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  • The dancer’s grace, the flowing costume, and the ethereal melody created the impression that she floated through air.
  • physical rather than ethereal forms
  • The movie focuses on the relationship between an earthbound mortal and an ethereal spirit.
  • This is a time for weaving the ethereal into being, of spinning the strands of space and time to bring forth Creation.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked

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  • She had posed with her eyebrows arched and her lips pursed a little, with a very ethereal, faraway look on her face.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • The tree lights cast an ethereal glow as "Silent Night" played softly on a phonograph that had been set up in the corner.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Such I created all the ethereal Powers
    And Spirits, both them who stood, and them who fail’d;
    Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Mist floated just above the ground, ethereal and ghostlike;
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • The moonlight lent an ethereal sheen to the water, while the clouds cast shadows along the beach, making the landscape seem almost unreal.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • I’m drifting. Sleeping? A parade of faces floats behind my closed eyes. An ethereal Robyn grins ... distorting into a vampirelike apparition.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass

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  • our angel leaves-throwing kisses, smiling ethereally
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Alabama and common law pleading, for instance, was a subject so ethereal in nature that Henry passed it only by memorizing the book.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • An Augur waits outside—a woman this time—small and ethereal.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • A large rectangle of pale green, set into the dark stone, pulsed with an ethereal glow.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • The shark was not the only discovery—Stenton had retrieved heretofore unknown jellyfishes, seahorses, manta rays, all of them near-translucent, ethereal in their movements, all on display in a series of enormous aquariums he’d had constructed, nearly overnight, to house them.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Finally she came to a photo of an ethereal-looking woman with a plump little bird perched on her hand, and said, "This is Miss Finch and her auntie, Miss Finch."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • And as deeply as I wished she were some wondrous, ethereal presence, that I was being duly haunted, I knew that she was absolute, unquestionably real, a oncepersonhood come wholly into being.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Even in my frantic state, I notice his ethereal beauty, the smooth rise of his chest.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • That the sun had gone black, leaving the ethereal queen the only source of light in the galaxy.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • But tonight, under a full moon, it seemed flooded in an ethereal blue.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The queen’s blazing, glacier-blue eyes were as ethereal as her lovely face.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • She exchanged a few words with them and then continued toward Stem and her children, floating ethereally through a group of teenage boys tossing a football at the water’s edge.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • It’s an awesome face, a perfect face, an ethereal face.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • I settled myself deep into a cream-colored buckskin chair planted halfway between an ethereal Bonnard and a Degas study of musicians at rehearsal.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • These things wouldn’t have been as appealing if she had been ugly, instead of blond and ethereal.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • It was a reassuring, ethereal sound, a melodic dance on air.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He looked slight and ethereal, like a choirboy, but there was something in his eyes that made him seem much older than that.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • He went up to where they had found it, and memories of his night came back to him, carrying the ethereal quality of a nightmare.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They wore flowing garments in deep colors of gold, purple, and green, and their high voices were sharp and ethereal.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • And through that microscope, for that moment, all she could see was an ocean of her mother’s cells, stained an ethereal fluorescent green.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • 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!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • This bit of forest might have appeared to an ethereal wanderer as a scene of the result of some frightful debauch.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • This was Bernini’s tribute to the second element …. Air …. an ethereal zephyr blown from angel’s lips.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Censoring the envelopes had serious repercussions, produced a ripple of anxiety on some ethereal military echelon that floated a C.I.D. man back into the ward posing as a patient.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Shimmering purple warriors stood outside the armory, polishing ethereal swords.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I could not understand the words, but only the mood, sorrowful, vague and ethereal, of the singing.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • All the lanterns were shuttered halfway so that a cool twilight suffused the air, lending an ethereal feel to the event.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Painted on a poplar wood panel, her ethereal, mist-filled atmosphere was attributed to Da Vinci’s mastery of the sfumato style, in which forms appear to evaporate into one another.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Augustine, with his blue eyes and golden hair, his ethereally flexible form and vivacious features; and Alfred, dark-eyed, with haughty Roman profile, firmly-knit limbs, and decided bearing.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • But the essential phase was to place the transparent object whose refractive index was to be lowered between two radiating centres of a sort of ethereal vibration, of which I will tell you more fully later.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • They moved on up the line, ethereal, untouched.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Her nature was rather ethereal, full of dynamic shades and hues of color and motion.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • (She reclines her head, sighing) Only the ethereal.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ’I — but — but… wait!’ said Professor Trelawney suddenly, in an attempt at her usual ethereal voice, though the mystical effect was ruined somewhat by the way it was shaking with anger.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • It might have been the unusual combination of sardines and sausages that had called to her and made her decide to trade the peace of ethereal existence in Mama Elena’s belly for life as her daughter, in order to enter the De la Garza family and share their delicious meals and wonderful sausage.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • While chanting an ethereal ancient incantation, Mal’akh touched the vellum to the third candle, and it burst into flames.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The youngest had a charming soul, which turned towards all that belongs to the light, was occupied with flowers, with verses, with music, which fluttered away into glorious space, enthusiastic, ethereal, and was wedded from her very youth, in ideal, to a vague and heroic figure.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The fascinating prose turned ethereal — the profundity lost on an empty field somewhere in the barrio.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • But whether the sorrow was too vast to be embodied in music, or music too ethereal to uplift a mortal woe, he soon discovered that the Requiem was beyond him just at present.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Afar in the southwest was the great shimmering, pearl-like sparkle of an evening star in a sky that was pale golden and ethereal rose over gleaming white spaces and dark glens of spruce.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
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