from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become ethereal.
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- v. To make ethereal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convert into ether, or into subtile fluid; to saturate with ether.
- transitive v. To render ethereal or spiritlike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make ethereal; purify and refine; spiritualize. Also spelled etherealise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make ethereal
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The long tendency of sentimental fiction to etherealize the heroine can hardly survive against this gust of earthy comedy
Angels, as some represent them, even in whole lengths, are by _anatomists_ regarded as _monsters_; but what then are the chubby winged heads _without bodies_, with which some artists etherealize their works.
Study Perugino and Raphael, see how they raise human nature and etherealize it till we see the divinity of soul in the faces of their saints and martyrs.
It was a bright, cheerful apartment, giving upon the laurels of the rocky hillside, and permeated, like the rest of the house, with the wholesome spice of the valley -- an odor that, in its pure desiccating property, seemed to obliterate all flavor of alien human habitation, and even to dominate and etherealize the appetizing smell of the viands before them.
At midnight few scenes could be more calm and beautiful, so tenderly did the light of the moon soften and etherealize everything.
Refinement is the lifting of one's self upwards from the merely sensual, the effort of the soul to etherealize the common wants and uses of life.
_pneumatichon_, his real thought evidently being that of a _body spiritualized_; so some, remembering that "the letter killeth," would etherealize Scripture by telling us that the divine idea is the chief thing, and the language quite secondary.
a question which has stirred the heart of mankind to its foundations -- can Women etherealize society?
"We need not agree with a certain modern school who would empty all poetry of poetical thought and etherealize it till it melts into a strain of music; who sing to us we hardly know of what, but in such a way that the echoes of the real world, its men and women, its actual stir and conflict, are faint and hardly to be discerned.
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