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  • 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.†   (source)
  • A large rectangle of pale green, set into the dark stone, pulsed with an ethereal glow.†   (source)
  • '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.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • By noon three inches had settled on the town, a snow so ethereal it could hardly be said to have settled at all; instead it swirled like some icy fog, like the breath of ghosts, up and down Amity Harbor's streets—powdery dust devils, frosted puffs of ivory cloud, spiraling tendrils of white smoke.†   (source)
  • The queen's blazing, glacier-blue eyes were as ethereal as her lovely face.†   (source)
  • His body was frail, which made his head seem large and gave him an ethereal look.†   (source)
  • That the sun had gone black, leaving the ethereal queen the only source of light in the galaxy.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As flashing blue lights fill the room giving it an almost ethereal glow—he lifts BABY HARRY gently into his arms.†   (source)
  • And through that microscope, for that moment, all she could see was an ocean of her mother's cells, stained an ethereal fluorescent green.†   (source)
  • The fascinating prose turned ethereal — the profundity lost on an empty field somewhere in the barrio.†   (source)
  • Her nature was rather ethereal, full of dynamic shades and hues of color and motion.†   (source)
  • Megan is not a mystery to be solved, she is not a figure who wanders into the tracking shot at the beginning of a film, beautiful, ethereal, insubstantial.†   (source)
  • The classroom wings were dark and silent and deserted; the lobby was lit with a standard yellow glow, and the bank of glass that was the gymnasium's east side glowed with a soft, orangey light that was ethereal, almost ghostly.†   (source)
  • Me singing came again, that thin, ethereal singing.†   (source)
  • They wore flowing garments in deep colors of gold, purple, and green, and their high voices were sharp and ethereal.†   (source)
  • All the lanterns were shuttered halfway so that a cool twilight suffused the air, lending an ethereal feel to the event.†   (source)
  • And after another minute, Ruth saw the billows, like an ethereal down comforter covering the ocean and edging toward the bridge.†   (source)
  • In the greenspace, I catch sight of a flower bed full of the ever-present newroses and also some kind of ethereal wildflower.†   (source)
  • A year older than Denise, she was taller, thinner, paler, both worldly and ethereal, as though in her heart she was not a travel writer at all, as her mother had said she wished to be, but simply a traveler, the purer form, someone who collects impressions, dense anatomies of feeling, but does not care to record them.†   (source)
  • Shimmering purple warriors stood outside the armory, polishing ethereal swords.†   (source)
  • It was a reassuring, ethereal sound, a melodic dance on air.†   (source)
  • Jolene had never before been alone with Nancy's "strange" mother, but despite discussions she had heard, she felt much at ease, for Mrs. Clutter, though unrelaxed herself, had a relaxing quality, as is generally true of defenseless persons who present no threat; even in Jolene, a very childlike child, Mrs. Clutter's heart-shaped, missionary's face, her look of helpless, homespun ethereality aroused protective compassion.†   (source)
  • An Augur waits outside—a woman this time—small and ethereal.†   (source)
  • Everything took on an ethereal quality.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • How could such a question come out of the mouth of someone who looked so ethereal?†   (source)
  • Alabama and common law pleading, for instance, was a subject so ethereal in nature that Henry passed it only by memorizing the book.†   (source)
  • Only the hands, pale and ethereal, which extended below the draped sleeves, bore witness that the Shadow-Born had once been human.†   (source)
  • It's an awesome face, a perfect face, an ethereal face.†   (source)
  • Even in my frantic state, I notice his ethereal beauty, the smooth rise of his chest.†   (source)
  • I could not understand the words, but only the mood, sorrowful, vague and ethereal, of the singing.†   (source)
  • The shafts of light that played down on the exquisite apparently translucent marble evoked an ethereal effect that isolated the gigantic sitting figure from the velvet tapestry behind it and the outer darkness around.†   (source)
  • In this way he was able to convert his viscous long-distance local into the most ethereal express.†   (source)
  • Ethereal in the smog-stained concrete landscape.†   (source)
  • They moved on up the line, ethereal, untouched.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We rose up from the rocks in half darkness with stars beginning to appear in the sky like pale, ethereal jewelry.†   (source)
  • I settled myself deep into a cream-colored buckskin chair planted halfway between an ethereal Bonnard and a Degas study of musicians at rehearsal.†   (source)
  • The Good became, in his presence, an aquastor, an ethereal form made as visible and tangible as an angel standing on a stone.†   (source)
  • Mist floated just above the ground, ethereal and ghostlike;   (source)
    ethereal = characterized by an air-like insubstantiality
  • The moonlight lent an ethereal sheen to the water, while the clouds cast shadows along the beach, making the landscape seem almost unreal.   (source)
    ethereal = so delicate and insubstantial that it barely seems of this world
  • 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.
  • A bridge spanned it midway and from there to its lower end, where an amber-hued belt of sand-hills shut it in from the dark blue gulf beyond, the water was a glory of many shifting hues—the most spiritual shadings of crocus and rose and ethereal green, with other elusive tintings for which no name has ever been found.   (source)
    ethereal = delicate (perhaps shimmering in an otherworldly manner)
  • He felt strangely lethargic, ethereally content.†   (source)
  • You have to kill them in their physical and ethereal forms before they'll die.†   (source)
  • It was Katherine, her soft features looking almost ethereal through the veil of liquid.†   (source)
  • The beauty of the Grail lies in her ethereal nature.†   (source)
  • The idea of universal consciousness is no ethereal New Age concept.†   (source)
  • The wrought-iron fencing added a spooky touch to the ethereal setting.†   (source)
  • Surrounded by a streetlight halo, she looked almost ethereal.†   (source)
  • His history had the ethereal quality of hoofprints in windblown snow.†   (source)
  • These things wouldn't have been as appealing if she had been ugly, instead of blond and ethereal.†   (source)
  • And at my words, Jane kissed me, a kiss as ethereal as heaven itself.†   (source)
  • Some years later, it seemed, amid an ethereal haze, I heard Mahtob whisper, "Mummy!"†   (source)
  • It floats ethereally around the cords and stinger.†   (source)
  • The silence here, high up, was ethereal, almost unreal.†   (source)
  • Zeitoun looked down to his wife, astonished at how ethereally beautiful she looked, her skin radiant, her eyes so tired.†   (source)
  • I would not see the carpet, which is white, or the sprigged curtains and skirted dressing table with its silver-backed brush and mirror set; only the canopy, which manages to suggest at one and the same time, by the gauziness of its fabric and its heavy downward curve, both ethereality and matter.†   (source)
  • What mysteries remain to be revealed in the nervous system, that web of structures both material and ethereal, that network of threads that runs throughout the body, composed of a thousand Ariadne's clues, all leading to the brain, that shadowy central den where the human bones lie scattered and the monsters lurk.... The angels also, he reminds himself.†   (source)
  • While chanting an ethereal ancient incantation, Mal'akh touched the vellum to the third candle, and it burst into flames.†   (source)
  • This was Bernini's tribute to the second element ....Air ....an ethereal zephyr blown from angel's lips.†   (source)
  • Alicia, floating around the garden—an ethereal vision, air-kissing and exclaiming—didn't approach us.†   (source)
  • For a long moment it seemed I simply stood there; time had no bearing upon me nor upon those shifting vampires with their light, ethereal laughter filling my ears.†   (source)
  • Beautiful and otherworldly—glowing green and moving like water, calm and ethereal, looking precisely like heavenly bodies might look.†   (source)
  • She stared at the antenna and thought it looked like an enormous hand stretched open toward the sky, possessing an ethereal strength.†   (source)
  • The moon had risen already behind the island and hung just over the big bluff at Skiff Point—a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of clouds that traveled the skies, obscuring it.†   (source)
  • In the darkness her pale skin looked ethereal, and he found himself picturing what it would feel like to lightly trace the outline of her cheek.†   (source)
  • But when Sybill Trelawney spoke, it was not in her usual ethereal, mystic voice, but in the harsh, hoarse tones Harry had heard her use once before: 'The one with the power to vanquish th'e— Dark Lord approaches...born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies ...and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will havc power the Dark Lord knows not ...and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives ...the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies ...'†   (source)
  • I was shocked to see him there, so near, the figure of Gentleman Death in a doorway, marvelously real in his black cape and silk tie, yet ethereal as the shadows in his stillness.†   (source)
  • The demon possessed her, then hid the majority of its ethereal form just outside the Portal, where the Sensor wouldn't register it.†   (source)
  • How they had gotten there was beyond Zeitoun's imagination, but they seemed ethereally content, luxuriating in their freedom.†   (source)
  • I found myself at home there, again forsaking dreams of ethereal simplicity for what another's gentle insistence had given me, because the air was sweet like the air of our courtyard in the Rue Royale, and all was alive with a shocking profusion of gas light that rendered even the ornate lofty ceilings devoid of shadows.†   (source)
  • All night, Langdon had been trying to wrap his mind around sprawling, ethereal concepts ....the Ancient Mysteries, the Lost Word, the Secrets of the Ages.†   (source)
  • The moon had continued its slow ascent, lending an ethereal cast to the surroundings; farther from its glow, stars flickered faintly, like tiny prisms.†   (source)
  • Her smile is ethereal.†   (source)
  • He looked slight and ethereal, like a choirboy, but there was something in his eyes that made him seem much older than that.†   (source)
  • It was not a rumor, but more a feeling, vague and ethereal, which settled into the collective consciousness of the Corps.†   (source)
  • The stone of the tower was very ancient, and of a somewhat lesser gray than that of the islands, as if it were slightly ethereal, or not in the same focus as the ground on which it stood.†   (source)
  • Her beauty was ethereal.†   (source)
  • As they debated, he forgot about what he was saying and grew dizzy with many variations of desire-some base, some ordinary, and some ethereal.†   (source)
  • Along two walls were mahogany shelves, lined with hundreds of books; along the third wall, the fireplace cast an ethereal glow.†   (source)
  • They all possessed a delicate, ethereal beauty that belied their unbreakable strength; to Eragon, they seemed flawless.†   (source)
  • Flowers and incense mixed their perfumes into an aroma so ethereal, Eragon felt as if he could live on the scent alone.†   (source)
  • The distance made them little more than ethereal, insubstantial creatures, and I knew they had little chance of catching me.†   (source)
  • I blinked painfully in the blinding glare; after Sophie's dark memories and the Maple Court's crepuscular murk, the bourgeois blocks rimming Prospect Park seemed dazzling, ethereal, almost Mediterranean, like a flat leafy Athens.†   (source)
  • Bleared with sleep, her slab of a face looked monstrous yet ethereally placid and benign, like one of those Easter Island effigies.†   (source)
  • In the failing light they all looked sharp-edged and ethereal and divided by great distances.†   (source)
  • The ethereal (yet manly) beauty of my features, my boyish charm (for I am Just a Boy) blended with the tragic wisdom of my eyes (as old as life and filled with the brooding tragedy of the ages), the sensitive and delicate flicker of my mouth, and my marvellous dark face blooming inward on strange loveliness like a flower—all this you want to kill because you cannot touch it.†   (source)
  • She was a delicate, ethereal creature, swaying and willowy, light and graceful of movement.†   (source)
  • She was like a feather in my arms, so slender, so ethereal.†   (source)
  • Yet Clare's love was doubtless ethereal to a fault, imaginative to impracticability.†   (source)
  • Yet there was nothing ethereal about it; all was real vitality, real warmth, real incarnation.†   (source)
  • My dear fellow, you can't see ideas—especially such highly ethereal ones as mine.†   (source)
  • It was the most ethereal flight I had ever witnessed.†   (source)
  • The world is growing too ethereal and spiritual to bear these enormities a great while longer.†   (source)
  • The rest, however, the curvature that by some ethereal, spiritual means escaped the calculable embrace that could turn it into a rational number—that, said the prosecutor, his jaw trembling, that was pi!†   (source)
  • she asked; and reflected how she might give him a taste of Antony and Cleopatra and the rest; lent him books; wrote him scraps of letters; and lit in him such a fire as burns only once in a lifetime, without heat, flickering a red gold flame infinitely ethereal and insubstantial over Miss Pole; Antony and Cleopatra; and the Waterloo Road.†   (source)
  • all time the charming and venerable fronts of our cathedrals"; that he would express a whole system of philosophy, new to me, by the use of marvellous imagery, to the inspiration of which I would naturally have ascribed that sound of harping which began to chime and echo in my ears, an accompaniment to which that imagery added something ethereal and sublime.†   (source)
  • Still, here at last, apparently, was the rainbow of his boyish dreams and of his manhood—a rainbow magnified even beyond those dreams, no longer transparent and ethereal, but solidified, a thing of ages, sweeping up majestically from the red walls, its iris-hued arch against the blue sky.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It is true I have not seen the earth nor men, but in your books I have drunk fragrant wine, I have sung songs, I have hunted stags and wild boars in the forests, have loved women....Beauties as ethereal as clouds, created by the magic of your poets and geniuses, have visited me at night, and have whispered in my ears wonderful tales that have set my brain in a whirl.†   (source)
  • And his heart sank below the waters, even as the sea-sand sinks by the shores of Altamaha, only to be lifted aloft again with that last ethereal wail of the swan that quivered and faded away into the sky.†   (source)
  • This bit of forest might have appeared to an ethereal wanderer as a scene of the result of some frightful debauch.†   (source)
  • It lacked the intensely blue atmosphere of the rival vale, and its heavy soils and scents; the new air was clear, bracing, ethereal.†   (source)
  • The dome of Mansart floated ethereally above the budding trees and the long grey front of the building: drawing up into itself all the rays of afternoon light, it hung there like the visible symbol of the race's glory.†   (source)
  • They seemed bathed in ethereal light, and the silver mists that overhung them faded while Carley gazed, and a rosy flush crowned the symmetrical domes.†   (source)
  • And as I have often said, you are absolutely the most ethereal, least sensual woman I ever knew to exist without inhuman sexlessness.†   (source)
  • Beautiful golden veils, misty, ethereal, shone in rays across the gulch from the broken ramparts; and they seemed so brilliant, so rich, prophetic of the treasures of the hills.†   (source)
  • Beyond stretched the white sand, where whirlwinds of dust sent aloft their funnel-shaped spouts; and it led up to the horizon-wide ribs and ridges of red and walls of yellow and mountains of black, to the dim mound of purple so ethereal and mystic against the deep-blue cloud-curtained band of sky.†   (source)
  • Looking at his loved one as she appeared to him now, in his tender thought the sweetest and most disinterested comrade that he had ever had, living largely in vivid imaginings, so ethereal a creature that her spirit could be seen trembling through her limbs, he felt heartily ashamed of his earthliness in spending the hours he had spent in Arabella's company.†   (source)
  • She learned, for example, that the person or thing that had whispered things to the girl during the game was named Holger—it was a boy named Holger, a spirit, whom little Ellen knew quite well, a deceased, ethereal creature, something like her guardian angel.†   (source)
  • It was precisely twelve o'clock; twelve by Big Ben; whose stroke was wafted over the northern part of London; blent with that of other clocks, mixed in a thin ethereal way with the clouds and wisps of smoke, and died up there among the seagulls—twelve o'clock struck as Clarissa Dalloway laid her green dress on her bed, and the Warren Smiths walked down Harley Street.†   (source)
  • Then the slim little wife of a husband whose person was disagreeable to her, the ethereal, fine-nerved, sensitive girl, quite unfitted by temperament and instinct to fulfil the conditions of the matrimonial relation with Phillotson, possibly with scarce any man, walked fitfully along, and panted, and brought weariness into her eyes by gazing and worrying hopelessly.†   (source)
  • Indeed, she was a slender, delicate woman as women go, but to me she was so ethereally slender and delicate that I was quite prepared for her arm to crumble in my grasp.†   (source)
  • Though not cold-natured, he was rather bright than hot—less Byronic than Shelleyan; could love desperately, but with a love more especially inclined to the imaginative and ethereal; it was a fastidious emotion which could jealously guard the loved one against his very self.†   (source)
  • When the day grew quite strong and commonplace these dried off her; moreover, Tess then lost her strange and ethereal beauty; her teeth, lips, and eyes scintillated in the sunbeams and she was again the dazzlingly fair dairymaid only, who had to hold her own against the other women of the world.†   (source)
  • Spirits don't freeze, but when one's in fleshly form, well ...in brief, I didn't think, and set off, and you know in those ethereal spaces, in the water that is above the firmament, there's such a frost ...at least one can't call it frost, you can fancy, 150 degrees below zero!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But these kinds of inspiration Lydgate regarded as rather vulgar and vinous compared with the imagination that reveals subtle actions inaccessible by any sort of lens, but tracked in that outer darkness through long pathways of necessary sequence by the inward light which is the last refinement of Energy, capable of bathing even the ethereal atoms in its ideally illuminated space.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • and is it not known at the present time that the greatest cold of the ethereal regions is never lower than 40 degrees below zero Fahr?†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, she persevered; and when the volume slipped from her hands, she fancied herself seized with the finest Catholic melancholy that an ethereal soul could conceive.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • Framed and glazed upon the wall behind the dingy little bar, was another Pegasus — a theatrical one — with real gauze let in for his wings, golden stars stuck on all over him, and his ethereal harness made of red silk.†   (source)
  • He would let her see, all those six years of intangible ethereal courtship, how little care he had for anything but as it bore upon the consummation.†   (source)
  • It is your poetical temperament, my dear—your ethereal soul—your fervid imagination, which throws you into a glow of genius and excitement.†   (source)
  • Still, her youthful and ethereal appearance, her timid manner, the charm of her sensitive voice and eyes, the very many respects in which she had interested him out of her own individuality, and the strong difference between herself and those about her, were not in unison, and were determined not to be in unison, with this newly presented idea.†   (source)
  • If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou Just Spirit of Equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was as if some transcendent musician should draw a soul-thrilling sweetness out of a cracked instrument, which makes its physical imperfection heard in the midst of ethereal harmony,—so deep was the sensibility that found an organ in Hepzibah's voice!†   (source)
  • While speaking to the trapper he suffered his wandering glances to stray towards the intellectual and nearly infantile beauty of Inez, as one might be supposed to gaze upon the loveliness of an ethereal being.†   (source)
  • Its steeples and towers and its one great dome grow more ethereal; its smoky house-tops lose their grossness in the pale effulgence; the noises that arise from the streets are fewer and are softened, and the footsteps on the pavements pass more tranquilly away.†   (source)
  • I revelled in recollections of her purity, of her wisdom, of her lofty, her ethereal nature, of her passionate, her idolatrous love.†   (source)
  • It appeared to me that for a like reason men remain in their present low and primitive condition; but if they should feel the influence of the spring of springs arousing them, they would of necessity rise to a higher and more ethereal life.†   (source)
  • Voice and instrument seemed both living, and threw out with vivid sympathy those strains which the ethereal Mozart first conceived as his own dying requiem.†   (source)
  • Bathsheba was in a very peculiar state of mind, which showed how entirely the soul is the slave of the body, the ethereal spirit dependent for its quality upon the tangible flesh and blood.†   (source)
  • filled out of course but a likeness still, the object of my intruding is my own without the slightest consultation with any human being and most decidedly not with Arthur—pray excuse me Doyce and Clennam I don't know what I am saying Mr Clennam solus—for to put that individual linked by a golden chain to a purple time when all was ethereal out of any anxiety would be worth to me the ransom of a monarch not that I have the least idea how much that would come to but using it as the total of all I have in the world and more.'†   (source)
  • Imagine her dismay, on stealing a glance of timid admiration at the poet whose lines suggested an ethereal being fed on 'spirit, fire, and dew', to behold him devouring his supper with an ardor which flushed his intellectual countenance.†   (source)
  • With how vast a triumph—with how vivid a delight—with how much of all that is ethereal in hope—did I feel, as she bent over me in studies but little sought—but less known—that delicious vista by slow degrees expanding before me, down whose long, gorgeous, and all untrodden path, I might at length pass onward to the goal of a wisdom too divinely precious not to be forbidden!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • With his native susceptibility of happy influences, he inhales the slight, ethereal rapture into his soul, and expires!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "You see," she continued, in a faint and lady-like voice, like the last dying breath of an Arabian jessamine, or something equally ethereal, "you see, Cousin Ophelia, I don't often speak of myself.†   (source)
  • Shall we with pains erect a heaven of blue glass over ourselves, though when it is done we shall be sure to gaze still at the true ethereal heaven far above, as if the former were not?†   (source)
  • Bleeding Heart Yard had been harrowed by Mr Pancks, and cropped by Mr Casby, at the regular seasons; Mr Pancks had taken all the drudgery and all the dirt of the business as his share; Mr Casby had taken all the profits, all the ethereal vapour, and all the moonshine, as his share; and, in the form of words which that benevolent beamer generally employed on Saturday evenings, when he twirled his fat thumbs after striking the week's balance, 'everything had been satisfactory to all parties—all parties—satisfactory, sir, to all parties.'†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • If not the thing itself, it is marvellously like it, and the more so for that ethereal and intangible quality which causes it all to vanish at too close an introspection.†   (source)
  • Nor was Clifford incapable of feeling the sentiment of poetry,—not, perhaps, where it was highest or deepest, but where it was most flitting and ethereal.†   (source)
  • It would have been kept in check, however, and even converted into an accomplishment, and one of the thousand modes of intellectual culture, had his more ethereal characteristics retained their vigor.†   (source)
  • When a lady, in a delicate and costly summer garb, with a floating veil and gracefully swaying gown, and, altogether, an ethereal lightness that made you look at her beautifully slippered feet, to see whether she trod on the dust or floated in the air,—when such a vision happened to pass through this retired street, leaving it tenderly and delusively fragrant with her passage, as if a bouquet of tea-roses had been borne along,—then again, it is to be feared, old Hepzibah's scowl could no longer vindicate itself entirely on the plea of near-sightedness.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    ethereal = heavenly
  • (She reclines her head, sighing) Only the ethereal   (source)
  • If there were only ethereal where would you all be, postulants and novices?†   (source)
  • Then separate, as disembodied or another born,
    Ethereal, the last athletic reality, my consolation,
    I ascend, I float in the regions of your love O man,
    O sharer of my roving life.†   (source)
  • Screaming electric, the atmosphere using,
    At random glancing, each as I notice absorbing,
    Swiftly on, but a little while alighting,
    Curious envelop'd messages delivering,
    Sparkles hot, seed ethereal down in the dirt dropping,
    Myself unknowing, my commission obeying, to question it never daring,
    To ages and ages yet the growth of the seed leaving,
    To troops out of the war arising, they the tasks I have set
    To women certain whispers of myself bequeathing, their affection
    me more clearly explaining,
    To young men m†   (source)
  • Add to your show, before you close it, France,
    With all the rest, visible, concrete, temples, towers, goods,
    machines and ores,
    Our sentiment wafted from many million heart-throbs, ethereal but solid,
    (We grand-sons and great-grandsons do not forget your grandsires,)
    From fifty Nations and nebulous Nations, compacted, sent oversea to-day,
    America's applause, love, memories and good-will.†   (source)
  • Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream,
    Whose fountain who shall tell?†   (source)
  • Since to part,
    Go, heavenly guest, ethereal Messenger,
    Sent from whose sovran goodness I adore!†   (source)
  • The sun, revolving thro' th' ethereal space, The shining circle of the year has fill'd, Since first this isle my father's ashes held: And now the rising day renews the year; A day for ever sad, for ever dear.†   (source)
  • All these and a variety of other great exploits are, were and will be, the work of fame that mortals desire as a reward and a portion of the immortality their famous deeds deserve; though we Catholic Christians and knights-errant look more to that future glory that is everlasting in the ethereal regions of heaven than to the vanity of the fame that is to be acquired in this present transitory life; a fame that, however long it may last, must after all end with the world itself, which has its own appointed end.†   (source)
  • 1) My lot be still to lead The life of innocence and fly Irreverence in word or deed, To follow still those laws ordained on high Whose birthplace is the bright ethereal sky No mortal birth they own, Olympus their progenitor alone: Ne'er shall they slumber in oblivion cold, The god in them is strong and grows not old.†   (source)
  • Her country gods, the monsters of the sky, Great Neptune, Pallas, and Love's Queen defy: The dog Anubis barks, but barks in vain, Nor longer dares oppose th' ethereal train.†   (source)
  • While, cumber'd with my dropping clothes, I lay, The cruel nation, covetous of prey, Stain'd with my blood th' unhospitable coast; And now, by winds and waves, my lifeless limbs are toss'd: Which O avert, by yon ethereal light, Which I have lost for this eternal night!†   (source)
  • The morn ensuing, from the mountain's height, Had scarcely spread the skies with rosy light; Th' ethereal coursers, bounding from the sea, From out their flaming nostrils breath'd the day; When now the Trojan and Rutulian guard, In friendly labor join'd, the list prepar'd.†   (source)
  • He scare had ceased when the superior Fiend
    Was moving toward the shore; his ponderous shield,
    Ethereal temper, massy, large, and round,
    Behind him cast.†   (source)
  • Let there be light, said God; and forthwith Light
    Ethereal, first of things, quintessence pure,
    Sprung from the deep; and from her native east
    To journey through the aery gloom began,
    Sphered in a radiant cloud, for yet the sun
    Was not; she in a cloudy tabernacle
    Sojourned the while.†   (source)
  • Then to his absent guest the king decreed A pair of coursers born of heav'nly breed, Who from their nostrils breath'd ethereal fire; Whom Circe stole from her celestial sire, By substituting mares produc'd on earth, Whose wombs conceiv'd a more than mortal birth.†   (source)
  • Th' ethereal vigor is in all the same, And every soul is fill'd with equal flame; As much as earthy limbs, and gross allay Of mortal members, subject to decay, Blunt not the beams of heav'n and edge of day.†   (source)
  • Sage he stood
    With Atlantean shoulders, fit to bear
    The weight of mightiest monarchies; his look
    Drew audience and attention still as night
    Or summer's noontide air, while thus he spake:—
    "Thrones and Imperial Powers, Offspring of Heaven,
    Ethereal Virtues!†   (source)
  • We know no time when we were not as now;
    Know none before us, self-begot, self-raised
    By our own quickening power, when fatal course
    Had circled his full orb, the birth mature
    Of this our native Heaven, ethereal sons.†   (source)
  • Then, thro' the shadows of the poplar wood, Arose the father of the Roman flood; An azure robe was o'er his body spread, A wreath of shady reeds adorn'd his head: Thus, manifest to sight, the god appear'd, And with these pleasing words his sorrow cheer'd: "Undoubted offspring of ethereal race, O long expected in this promis'd place!†   (source)
  • Him the Almighty Power
    Hurled headlong flaming from th' ethereal sky,
    With hideous ruin and combustion, down
    To bottomless perdition, there to dwell
    In adamantine chains and penal fire,
    Who durst defy th' Omnipotent to arms.†   (source)
  • Aeneas then unsheath'd his shining sword, And thus with pious pray'rs the gods ador'd: "All-seeing sun, and thou, Ausonian soil, For which I have sustain'd so long a toil, Thou, King of Heav'n, and thou, the Queen of Air, Propitious now, and reconcil'd by pray'r; Thou, God of War, whose unresisted sway The labors and events of arms obey; Ye living fountains, and ye running floods, All pow'rs of ocean, all ethereal gods, Hear, and bear record: if I fall in field, Or, recreant in the fight, to Turnus yield, My Trojans shall encrease Evander's town; Ascanius shall renounce th' Ausonian crown: All claims, all questions of debate, shall cease; Nor he, nor they, with force infringe the peace.†   (source)
  • T' whom Satan, turning boldly, thus:—"Ye Powers
    And Spirits of this nethermost Abyss,
    Chaos and ancient Night, I come no spy
    With purpose to explore or to disturb
    The secrets of your realm; but, by constraint
    Wandering this darksome desert, as my way
    Lies through your spacious empire up to light,
    Alone and without guide, half lost, I seek,
    What readiest path leads where your gloomy bounds
    Confine with Heaven; or, if some other place,
    From your dominion won, th' Ethereal King
    Possesses lately, thither to arrive
    I travel this profound.†   (source)
  • Time may come, when Men
    With Angels may participate, and find
    No inconvenient diet, nor too light fare;
    And from these corporal nutriments perhaps
    Your bodies may at last turn all to spirit,
    Improved by tract of time, and, winged, ascend
    Ethereal, as we; or may, at choice,
    Here or in heavenly Paradises dwell;
    If ye be found obedient, and retain
    Unalterably firm his love entire,
    Whose progeny you are.†   (source)
  • About the new-arrived, in multitudes
    The ethereal people ran, to hear and know
    How all befel: They towards the throne supreme,
    Accountable, made haste, to make appear,
    With righteous plea, their utmost vigilance
    And easily approved; when the Most High
    Eternal Father, from his secret cloud,
    Amidst in thunder uttered thus his voice.†   (source)
  • I saw when at his word the formless mass,
    This world's material mould, came to a heap:
    Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar
    Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined;
    Till at his second bidding Darkness fled,
    Light shone, and order from disorder sprung:
    Swift to their several quarters hasted then
    The cumbrous elements, earth, flood, air, fire;
    And this ethereal quintessence of Heaven
    Flew upward, spirited with various forms,
    That rolled orbicular, and turned to stars
    Numberless, as thou seest, and how they move;
    Each had his place appointed, each his course;
    The rest in circuit walls this universe.†   (source)
  • So spake the Sovran Voice, and clouds began
    To darken all the hill, and smoke to roll
    In dusky wreaths, reluctant flames, the sign
    Of wrath awaked; nor with less dread the loud
    Ethereal trumpet from on high 'gan blow:
    At which command the Powers militant,
    That stood for Heaven, in mighty quadrate joined
    Of union irresistible, moved on
    In silence their bright legions, to the sound
    Of instrumental harmony, that breathed
    Heroick ardour to adventurous deeds
    Under their God-like leaders, in the cause
    Of God and his Messiah.†   (source)
  • This having learned, thou hast attained the sum
    Of wisdom; hope no higher, though all the stars
    Thou knewest by name, and all the ethereal powers,
    All secrets of the deep, all Nature's works,
    Or works of God in Heaven, air, earth, or sea,
    And all the riches of this world enjoyedst,
    And all the rule, one empire; only add
    Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith,
    Add virtue, patience, temperance; add love,
    By name to come called charity, the soul
    Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loth
    To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess
    A Paradise within thee, happier far.†   (source)
  • God saw,
    Surveying his great work, that it was good:
    For of celestial bodies first the sun
    A mighty sphere he framed, unlightsome first,
    Though of ethereal mould: then formed the moon
    Globose, and every magnitude of stars,
    And sowed with stars the Heaven, thick as a field:
    Of light by far the greater part he took,
    Transplanted from her cloudy shrine, and placed
    In the sun's orb, made porous to receive
    And drink the liquid light; firm to retain
    Her gathered beams, great palace now of light.†   (source)
  • Down thither prone in flight
    He speeds, and through the vast ethereal sky
    Sails between worlds and worlds, with steady wing
    Now on the polar winds, then with quick fan
    Winnows the buxom air; till, within soar
    Of towering eagles, to all the fowls he seems
    A phoenix, gazed by all as that sole bird,
    When, to enshrine his reliques in the Sun's
    Bright temple, to Egyptian Thebes he flies.†   (source)
  • For know, whatever was created, needs
    To be sustained and fed: Of elements
    The grosser feeds the purer, earth the sea,
    Earth and the sea feed air, the air those fires
    Ethereal, and as lowest first the moon;
    Whence in her visage round those spots, unpurged
    Vapours not yet into her substance turned.†   (source)
  • that edge: it met
    The sword of Satan, with steep force to smite
    Descending, and in half cut sheer; nor staid,
    But with swift wheel reverse, deep entering, shared
    All his right side: Then Satan first knew pain,
    And writhed him to and fro convolved; so sore
    The griding sword with discontinuous wound
    Passed through him: But the ethereal substance closed,
    Not long divisible; and from the gash
    A stream of necturous humour issuing flowed
    Sanguine, such as celestial Spirits may bleed,
    And all his armour stained, ere while so bright.†   (source)
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