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so light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film

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characterized by lightness and insubstantiality

of or containing or dissolved in ether

of heaven or the spirit

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characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

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(56) Isabel's image draws links with religious joy and ethereality as her accomplishments and self-discipline signify hope for other homeless young people.
I dress expensively, however, projecting a dark ethereality that has its own charm.
Socrates, who was present at the performance of Aristophanes' Clouds--in which, among other things, he is described as a "logic-chopping," "hair-splitting," "tongue-wrestling" windbag who seeks to replace the old gods ("Zeus is dead!") with the Clouds, whose ethereality and mistiness perfectly symbolize the Philosopher's own vaporous thoughts (3)--is reported to have stood up in his place in the audience in order to be recognized.
Furthermore, the liberationist critiques of both radicals and Marxists had become irrelevant, speaking as they did to the conditions that pertained under the reign of "economic man" but not "psychological man," the characteristic human type of the new therapeutic age who had been effectively liberated from the allegedly repressive, authoritarian bourgeois order only to find himself enslaved by his own seeming ethereality and the paternalistic state.
But there is musical substance here, particularly in the Tsabropoulous pieces, and at their best Tsabropoulos and Lechner achieve a combination of floating ethereality and substantial musical insight that is quite exciting.
But while that is all fairies, sylvan glades and ethereality ( it marked the first appearance of female dancers flitting dreamily across the stage on their pointes ( Matthew Bourne gives us an earthier, modern take.
First, Dea begins to lose her ethereality for the maturing young man: "un certain epaissement de chair finit [...] par s'interposer entre son reve [d'amour] et lui.
He was among the pioneers of the rediscovery of direct carving; somehow, the medium accomodates fragmentation and ethereality, whereas in painting these become less a matter of touch than of a way of seeing.
Thus the trope of ethereality that runs through the prefaces, and his almost squeamish delicacy toward meaning.
And sometimes that overspill takes romance into the schoolyard: "Confrontational, experiential, and in effect monolingual, harnessing the ethereality of theory where available", writes Spivak, "Ethnic Studies [and one might add, English Studies] ...
The gap between the texts may expose the limitations of the earthbound horizons of the jongleur, but then it also emphasizes the ethereality of Louis, his lack of contact with the gritty reality of the world.
A reader who associates women's sphere with female ethereality, or spirituality, or moral superiority to the male, may be startled by Beecher's lengthy, detailed (and illustrated) discussions of how to choose and use the best stoves or furnaces or water closets.
Whereas Apollo is dissolved into celestial ethereality ("no Identity") at the end of the first Hyperion, Hyperion is annulled at the end of the second.
Flowing, languid, watery themes are translated in a style of delicious ethereality, conjuring, at a near-subconscious level, endless symbolic possibilities.
At this moment of epiphany, however, Friedrich realizes that the 'Schattenstrich' of Sibylle (although only ever a shadow of 'truth', never the thing itself) means more to him than pure ethereality. The moment of epiphany convinces Friedrich, the spectator, of the vibrancy of life.