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as in: transparent shower door Define
able to be seen through with clarity
  • The transparent shower door shows water spots.
  • He’s wearing a pale-yellow button-down collared shirt that is slightly transparent under the kitchen lights, revealing the outline of his undershirt.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed

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  • Water has turned her white top totally transparent, and I can see her bra—striped—and all the bones of her spine.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • One could make an animal—a tissue—transparent!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Transparent, ghostly, hardly visible, but there they were.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • But now it is impossible for her to pass through the transparent glass wall and return to this side.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • In an old-fashioned whatnot in the living room are seen scores of transparent glass animals.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Her eyebrows and lashes turned white, then transparent, and then they no longer existed.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Seeing him in the light of day or the light of the cafeteria made me feel like my skin had become transparent and the whole school could see inside me.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • transparent glass beads
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as in: transparent lie Define
obvious despite attempts to hide
  • She tried to hide her emotions, but her true feelings were transparent.
  • It was a transparent lie.
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as in: transparent decision making Define
easily observable or understood
  • They promised a transparent budgetary process.
  • The best hope for limiting excessive political influence of special interest groups is to make the decision-making process more transparent.
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  • His beautiful daughters, tall, pale, and with an air of sadness, transparently costumed in green, torture and torment the drowned.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The paper is as thin and transparent as an insect wing.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

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  • Coming towards us there’s a small procession, a funeral: three women, each with a black transparent veil thrown over her headdress.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • M. Moncharmin may have taken for transparency what was only shininess.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • But M. Moncharmin declares, in his Memoirs, that the guest’s nose was transparent: "long, thin and transparent" are his exact words.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • His left hand was transparent, and through it she could see the big metal globe Hodge had always kept on the desk.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • His hair was wet, dripping onto the shoulders of his white shirt and making it transparent.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • If he seems to have depth to me, do I seem shallow and transparent to him?
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • The entire transparent top collapsed into the rear.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Some kind of transparent safe.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • I want to believe in it, the creams, the rejuvenating lotions, the transparent unguents in vials that slick on like roll-top glue.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Most looked like Lares from Camp Jupiter—transparent purple wraiths in tunics and sandals.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He studied me in a way that had me feeling transparent.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • As an attempt to placate me, it was pretty transparent.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Patrick calls me gorgeous when he wants to get his leg over, but he’s fairly transparent like that.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Who could resist the warm tropical trade winds, the transparent, inviting water, the powerful winter waves and the casual, relaxed lifestyle?
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • When someone is in disguise, and the disguise is not very good, one can describe it as a transparent disguise.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • The entire setting is wholly or, in some places, partially transparent.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • I suggested to him about a transparent showcart with two smart girls sitting inside writing letters, copybooks, envelopes, blottingpaper.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He had put up a hand between his eyes and the light, and the very bones of it seemed transparent.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • His body was transparent; so that Scrooge, observing him, and looking through his waistcoat, could see the two buttons on his coat behind.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • It is quite too transparent, and it was a very bad compliment when you said that it was impossible for me to solve so simple a question.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • For once more he saw before his mind’s eye, as clear as a transparency, the strange clauses of the will.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • There was ivory in it, and some transparent crystalline substance.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Each guest accepted a fragile cup of transparent porcelain, took two delicate sips and vanished in the direction of the bar.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He looked down at them for the simple reason that he was about twelve feet tall: he was also semi-transparent.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Those horns were sprayed with a transparent fixative within hours after this beast killed the Old Duke.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Suddenly the wall behind Bonzo became transparent.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Gerald looked crestfallen and embarrassed, as always when caught in a kind deed, and Scarlett laughed outright at his transparency.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • She looked—and was—as simple as earth, as good as bread, as transparent as spring water.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Harry could see the conclusion forming in his uncle’s mind as though the great mustached face were transparent.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • One could have seen through the transparent liquid any pattern that there might have been on the plate itself.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • I noticed a rack of dusty bottles of Thums Up and four transparent plastic jars half-full of candies.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • But it seemed to be a pale transparent face, quick in expression, though not beautiful in feature, its soft hazel eyes excepted.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The dew had left on the cabbages a silver lace with long transparent threads spreading from one to the other.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The large hall lay quiet and dimly illuminated by hidden light sources in the transparent walls.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Inside there was only an enormous, transparent block with infinite internal needles in which the light of the sunset was broken up into colored stars.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • An ingenuous, transparent life was disclosed, as if the flow of her existence could be seen passing within her.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He remembered one soldier in particular from whose hands the skin had peeled like fine transparent gloves; even the fingernails had come away.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He went into the dressing tent and inspired a commotion by appearing in a moment clad in transparent black lace drawers.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He rolled away from her again , away from the enticing, maddening cardboard square, the white capsules in their lozenge-shaped transparent blisters.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • It was fashioned from tough, lightweight material that looked nearly transparent.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The surface of the sea slowly became transparent and lay rippling and sparkling until the dark stripes were almost rubbed out.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Just a dead rat but he could see it clearly, feeling a kind of doubleness, a shaped transparency, die-cut, that fit him to the moment.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • We felt better with Jackie in the room, transparent in his pain, alive and dead in Arizona.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Her shoes were sandals in an S-curve of something transparent and springy.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Soon I’ll be ice clear, transparent ice, ice so cold and pure it can move anywhere without being seen.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • There came then a flashing of lights along the lengths of the Nagas, the two holy serpents who twisted about the transparent face of the machine.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • An orange-and-blue-gloved hand reaches forward, a transparent sheet of plastic draped over it, and slaps his driver’s side window.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • What once seemed like the most transparent and pure of thin-slicing exercises turns into something quite confusing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
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