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  • adj. Alternative spelling of etheric.


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  • In our libraries, we have often seen that making titles available freely in aetheric editions has often served to make the same title more desirable in print.

    Enter the Bibliomancer: A new career for the CodePoet

  • "aetheric" I believe was referring to Heaven, or some plane of existence not accessible by humans.


  • Give it a sensible time for any aetheric shenanigans as that email might get up to on its way, then if it still ain't through, drop us a line from whatever address yer Paypal is linked to, and I'll say "D'oh!" loudly to myself and fire a copy out to yer.

    A Scruffian Christmas

  • The reasoning of the Stoics was based on exactly such a belief: that the universe was made of two types of substance: the passive substance we call matter; and Fate or Logos as an aetheric substance that is active in it, governs it, makes it a dance a merry jig to the tune it calls.

    Stoicism, Sophistry and Sodomy

  • An aetheric substance in the form of a "soul" when it comes to humans.

    Stoicism, Sophistry and Sodomy

  • To say that "we" can -- never mind must -- control "our passions" is to say that there is a sentient self distinct from the very basis of sentience, to believe in some aetheric ghost-in-the-machine, some supernatural spirit of a mech-warrior pulling levers, pressing buttons, flicking switches, turning dials to make the meat-robot lumber from here to there.

    Stoicism, Sophistry and Sodomy

  • And I wondered what writers would do on days like that, before we could suckle at the aetheric teat of the internet.

    "...there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

  • “It is a simple immobile-location dimensional transporter,” said Killeen, “that shortcuts normal reality by bringing together two fixed points with suitable equipment tuned to the same metavibrational aetheric frequency.”

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • “Very well,” said the asura, returning the document to Riona, “we should be ready to go in a few moments, if somebody”—she turned toward her assistant—“will stop sulking and tune the gate to its correct aetheric frequency.”

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • They were practically vibrating with excitement, running from crystal to crystal and rune to rune, adjusting, modifying, and trying to tune the gate to the proper aetheric frequency.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon


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