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transparent
used in The Magic Mountain

8 uses
  • It was the same day that Behrens took your transparent portrait!
    5.9 - Walpurgis Night (82% in)
  • And he had so lovingly and deftly captured the transparent, glassy-green, rolling sea that someone had said to Consul Tienappel that the lad had talent and would make a good painter of seascapes—a pronouncement that the consul had no qualms repeating to his ward, because Hans Castorp simply laughed amiably at the idea and gave not a moment's thought to a life of eccentricity and starving for art.
    2.2 - At the Tienappels' / Hans Castorp's Moral State (56% in)
  • A little later she told them in an excited whisper that yesterday evening the lights had been turned out in the upper common lounging area—the one on the roof—for purposes that Frau Stohr described as "transparent."
    3.7 - But of Course—a Female! (30% in)
  • They displayed this or that portion of their necks and breasts, lent their arms a radiant illusion with transparent gossamer.
    4.6 - Analysis (76% in)
  • Hans Castorp, however, left Ocean Steamships lying on his blanket and listened with ardent interest to the music, gazing with contentment into the transparent depths of its structure and taking such genuine delight and inspiration in each melodic invention that he felt nothing but hostility when he occasionally recalled Settembrini's opinions about music, annoying statements, such as how music was politically suspect— which was no better than Grandfather Giuseppe's slogan about the...
    4.10 - The Thermometer (18% in)
  • But to a far greater extent than down below, there was something inappropriate about the jokes, something to do with chattering teeth and shortness of breath, something that marked such jokes all too clearly as transparent disguises for the anguish hidden beneath them, or rather for the anguish impossible to hide.
    5.5 - Encyclopedia (11% in)
  • ...that he kept in a heavy envelope he carried in his wallet—a little rectangle, which when held parallel to the ground was a black, opaque, reflective surface, but when held up to the sky, grew light and revealed very humanistic things: the transparent picture of a human body, with rib cage, the outline of the heart, the curve of the diaphragm, the bellows of the lungs, plus scapulae and humeri, all surrounded by a pale, hazy halo, the flesh—of which, against all reason, Hans Castorp...
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (11% in)
  • First she became transparent, then visible only in the same way you see a current of hot air rising, and finally not at all—and the stairs were free again for Ellen to pass.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (22% in)

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