Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being unsubstantial, in any sense.
- n. An unsubstantial or illusive thing.
“Still, when I looked more intently, I was unable to say that it was really mist; for it appeared to blend with the plain, giving it a peculiar unrealness, and conveying to the senses the idea of unsubstantiality.”
“They will have flung great arches and domes of glass above the wider spaces of the town, the slender beauty of the perfect metal-work far overhead will be softened to a fairy-like unsubstantiality by the mild London air.”
“And the pervasive unsubstantiality creates an underlying aura of anxiety - the feeling that all of it can and will be leveled and scattered in some approaching cataclysm ...”
“Phillips Oppenheim118 and a whole generation of writers and its very mention invokes a feeling of unreality and unsubstantiality.”
“In the midst of his schemes for the baffling of the jealous love of the woman who was to save him, and the getting to England, in shipwrecked and foreign guise, as the long – lost heir to the fortune of Sir Richard Devine, there arose ghastly and awesome shapes of death and horror, with whose terrible unsubstantiality he must grapple in the lonely recesses of that dismal cavern.”
“For all its unsubstantiality, the air seemed as alive as the earth seemed dead.”
“The former discussed what he called “the unsubstantiality of aesthetics” in the Preface to his Life and Letters.”
“So, the Hermetic Teachings do not preach the unsubstantiality of the”
“We recognize this even in our ordinary view, for we speak of the world as "a fleeting show" that comes and goes, is born and dies -- for the element of impermanence and change, finiteness and unsubstantiality, must ever be connected with the idea of a created”
“It presupposes an organic law, giving force and effect to it: and without this organic law, liberty is a delusion and a dream -- a vague unsubstantiality.”
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