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Synonyms for marmoreal

of or relating to or characteristic of marble


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According to friends, she ruined the "marmoreal beauty of her youth" with drinking, depression, and uncontrolled sexual passions.
In the end Weak Link may be too calculated and goal-directed to come fully alive; there is something about it a little machined, even a little marmoreal, and its evenness of surface and slow-paced prosody can provoke a yearning for spasms of intensity.
Brading, Marmoreal Olympus: Jose Enrique Rodo and Spanish American Nationalism (Cambridge: Centre for Latin American Studies, 1998).
On certain occasions (20%) [3,5], it only causes transitory pain, reddening and local swelling (marmoreal plaque in the form of a volcano [6,7]) in the first 10 minutes [8].
After this date, the city becomes a marmoreal tomb to its own former glory.
This sense comes across in his depictions of the city as a form of incarceration both physical, as in the marmoreal and sepulchral nature of large city buildings and pavements, and metaphysical, as in the kind of work that captures a soul.
Words such as lethiferous, facinorous, concupiscent, marmoreal, and peculations (p.
That almost marmoreal inviolability of the ballad as traditionally sung subdues insinuations and forbids intimacy.
That is, silent, unvoiced words were understood to create relationships among each other which constantly changed, while the "visual" and intellectual resources that could be gleaned from that relentless play remained fixed and marmoreal.
If elite culture is a monolith in the imaginary of popular culture, it is precisely like those marble monuments Shakespeare's sonnets invoke, only to supersede them: as mute and inexpressive as its marmoreal counterpart, the popular staging of elite culture is always reducible to conventional gestures, to a set of practices that never, it seems, need to be interrogated as to their accuracy at any moment of their conjuration.
(203) The second reason is more purposive: 'By acting on the basis of his own counter-doctrine, the dissident may imagine that he is preventing the official position from settling into a marmoreal hardness that will defy future displacement.' (204)
Then off to my bathroom, to use a select few of its myriad marmoreal facilities.
The last pre-Lechter collection, the Books of Eclogues and Eulogies of Legends and Songs and of the Hanging Gardens (1985), forms a transition to George's ripe manner, with the sense of structure and finish--the melodious or marmoreal falling into place of verse after verse--not yet fully achieved.