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Synonyms for miasmal

filled with vapor

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The diction in which Orestes expresses and responds to the vengeance plan thus illustrates the uncomfortable conflict between miasmal violence and the ritual context in which it occurs--a tension that Apollo imposes and exploits for his punitive strategy against prior Atreid crimes.
This phantasm closely resembles Henri Rousseau's contemporary painting Le Reve with the same dense miasmal foliage, the exotic flora and fauna, even--or especially--the lurking, fierce-eyed jungle cats (but without, of course, Rousseau's surreal touch of a nude woman reclining there on a velvet sofa), an only slightly more sinister ideograph of the painter's intent epater le bourgeois with his mocking primitivism.
creates, reduces to a fragile evanescent iridescent sphere) all of space and time and massy earth, relicts the seething and anonymous miasmal mass which in all the years of time has taught itself no boon of death but only how to recreate, renew; and dies, is gone, vanished: nothing--but is that true wisdom which can comprehend that there is a might-have-been which is more true than truth, from which the dreamer, waking, says not "Did I but dream?
Earlier in the novel, he thinks that "It was part of his twenty years' heritage of breathing the same air and hearing his father talk about the man"; and through exposure to the miasmal air, he is now "a barracks filled with stubborn back looking ghosts still recovering, even forty-three years afterward, from the fever which had cured the disease" (7).
For fifty days, breathing miasmal exhaust from the Grand Central Parkway, the runner traversed a wilderness of knapsack-toting teenagers, beat cops, and ladies piloting strollers.
Harris's "Rising out of the Miasmal Mists: Marina Carr's Ireland," seems planned as a kind of a summary because it refers to others in the volume.