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  • adv. In an ethereal manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an ethereal manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an ethereal manner; as or with reference to ether.


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  • But unlike his ethereally sorrowful 2006 novel, "The Brief History of the Dead," most of the heartache and physical ailments here are presented frankly, with a calm, inquiring concern for the pain they produce.

    Incandescent Illness And Other Afflictions

  • The result was a brief but incandescent heyday of what some critics blanketed as "the L.A. Look"—which ranged from Ed Ruscha's deft and light-touch Pop, through Larry Bell's ethereally Minimalist glass boxes, to Robert Irwin's hovering translucent discs that literally blurred the boundaries between the art object and its environment.

    When the West Coast Went Pop

  • All the girls were beautiful -- delicately, ethereally beautiful.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • He had contracted smallpox early and so was immune from the disease that killed more soldiers than bayonets; he hailed from the most populous colony, Virginia; he had fought enthusiastically in the earliest part of the French and Indian War; he was physically tough after his extensive travels in the West, where he had often come close to death; and he was ethereally comfortable with the sound of bullets whistling past his ears.

    O Captain, Our Captain

  • I don't care how ethereally they play "El Condor Pasa" in the subway: Silence is golden.

    Street Singers Worth a Stop

  • Eventually an entire citadel, ethereally breathtaking, arose, and continued climbing.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Stefan’s Review Forum

  • Lanky arm, clutching me closer to the black abysmal ethereally that consumes you when gravity fails.


  • Indeed, she was a slender, delicate woman as women go, but to me she was so ethereally slender and delicate that

    Chapter 18

  • There were hundreds of these blossoms, all from the one stem, delicately poised and ethereally frail.

    Chapter VIII

  • The Supremes are used to wafting into the House in their black robes, sitting dispassionately through the speech and wafting ethereally out again on a cloud of apolitical rectitude.

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