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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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One must at least say of the old Christendom that, if indeed it has died, it has nonetheless left behind plentiful and glorious evidence of its vanished majesty: its millennial growths of etherealized granite and filigreed marble, its exquisitely wrought silver, its vaults of gold: in all the arts miracles of immensity and delicacy.
Presbyterian clergyman excoriated her views as "etherealized
For the stage, garments had to he etherealized for effortless motion.
Although the audience may be delighted that the professionals are able to recover their ideals, and applaud the decision that they make, it is also somewhat disconcerting to discover that their ideal woman is not only dead, but also functions as a more modern Hispanic version of the etherealized women of the nineteenth century who served as inspiration and spiritual impulse for the men in their lives.
If rasa can be called "aesthetic emotion" it is not, however, in the sense in which it is understood in Western aesthetics--a pure etherealized feeling, such as even the colours and lines of an abstract painting, or the sounds of a musical piece, of the figure, rhythm, and movement in an abstract dance are believed to evoke, an "art emotion" pertinent to the so-called aesthetic surface (as Clive Bell, Beardsley, Peter Kivy, and others would have it).
Further, Bakhtin's ideas reveal a deep incoherence in fields such as pathology, which attempt to preserve an aristocratic, authoritative, abstract, "etherealized" discourse even in the face of the grotesque body that has been "split, severed, dismembered, eviscerated, turned inside out," a body whose "material aspect appears inexpungeable" (114).
Similarly, in keeping with the antebellum era's ideology of "separate spheres" for men and women, the "refine[d]," "etherealized," and "spiritual[ized]" status of this "insubstantial girl" distinguishes her from Hollingsworth's masculine materiality (17, 66, 95).