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diaphanous
used in The Magic Mountain

3 uses
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Definition
so thin that light passes through it
  • It looked particularly bad, for example, on Frau Stohr, whose arms were too spongy—diaphanous clothes were simply not for her.
    4.1 - A Necessary Purchase (3% in)
  • Prosecutor Paravant went so far as to don a black swallowtail coat with a dotted vest, and the ladies' attire had a diaphanous and festive look.
    4.4 - Politically Suspect (8% in)
  • She was a thin, somewhat enigmatic blond in diaphanous garments, who always held her hands folded against her left shoulder—not firmly clasped, but with just the fingertips lying loosely interlaced—her eyes either directed heavenward or cast down, hidden under long lashes that stood out at an angle from the lids.
    5.6 - Humaniora (27% in)

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