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  • adj. superlative form of filmy: most filmy.

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Examples

  • I believe the best they can do is to continue to fall back on anecdotal and wholly impressionistic (mostly media-guided wish-fulfilling pronouncements) which appear, on the surface to have an objective basis in fact, but which, upon careful analysis and examination, is revealed to be embarrassingly hollow, mostly ephemeral, always reversible, and based on the filmiest and softest of evidence.

    Is Obama's Election as the First Black President Conclusive Evidence of the Civil Rights Movement's Success?

  • She scampered up-stairs to bring down her filmiest tea-cloth.

    Main Street

  • Webs of filmiest white clung to the rose-leaf body.

    The Moon Pool

  • There they stood — Yolara with but the filmiest net of gauze about her wonderful body; gleaming flesh shining through it; serpent woman — - and wonderful, too, beyond the dreams even of

    The Moon Pool

  • The duchess was clad in the lightest of cloths, the filmiest, flimsiest stuff; probably inspired by one of those Italian paintings she bought, he thought as he lowered his eyes.

    SNOW

  • It is that our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.

    The Nitrous Oxide Philosopher

  • Coming down a lane west of Lampeter were the Mussers, the three women of the family in black dresses topped by delicate white caps of the filmiest net.

    Centennial

  • A white lace overdress of filmiest texture fell over the velvet, almost touching the wreath of lilies, and looked as though it was made of sea foam.

    Mizora: A Prophecy A MSS. Found Among the Private Papers of the Princess Vera Zarovitch

  • Having finished the hurried and uncomfortable meal, consisting chiefly of tinned tongue and a rather out-of-date cream cheese, Toni was allowed to run home to change her dress; and at half-past two precisely she was back, robed in the daintiest, filmiest white lawn gown, to take her place with the other stallholders, in readiness for the opening ceremony, performed, much to the delight of the entire Madgwick family, by a real duchess.

    The Making of a Soul

  • His masculine hands looked clumsy as they lifted out the costume slip and miniature "dancing set" -- brassiere and step-ins -- all matching, of filmiest white chiffon and lace.

    Murder at Bridge

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