vapours


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Synonyms for vapours

a state of depression

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The whole upper vault is charged with pale krypton vapours, which our skin friction may excite to unholy manifestations.
When I was a young man, a very long time ago, I was plagued with these vapours - and some others - and I went to an Abbot - a very holy man and a seeker after truth, though then I knew it not.
Even to her mother's gaze the girl's young features looked sadly out of place amid the alcoholic vapours which floated here as no unsuitable medium for wrinkled middle-age; and hardly was a reproachful flash from Tess's dark eyes needed to make her father and mother rise from their seats, hastily finish their ale, and descend the stairs behind her, Mrs Rolliver's caution following their footsteps.
Slowly the rim of the rainy vapours caught fire and burnt away, and a pure moon swung into the blue.
For a while the morning lights played upon the snow and the brown and swelling masses beneath, and then, as though to veil the majestic sight from our curious eyes, strange vapours and clouds gathered and increased around the mountains, till presently we could only trace their pure and gigantic outlines, showing ghostlike through the fleecy envelope.
But in the head of the Prince Karl Albert were the vapours of romance: he was a conqueror, and this was the enemy's city.
The gross vapours of earth were gathering around me, and closing in upon my inward heaven; and thus it was that Mr.
Little wreaths of mist were curling upwards, and the sun shone down with a cloudless, golden light, every moment more clear as the vapours melted away.
One by one his worlds evaporated, rose beyond his vision as vapours in the hot alembic of the sun, sank for ever beneath sea-levels, themselves unreal and passing as the phantoms of a dream.
Unlike man, whose gods are of the unseen and the overguessed, vapours and mists of fancy eluding the garmenture of reality, wandering wraiths of desired goodness and power, intangible out-croppings of self into the realm of spirit--unlike man, the wolf and the wild dog that have come in to the fire find their gods in the living flesh, solid to the touch, occupying earth-space and requiring time for the accomplishment of their ends and their existence.