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  • For contrition is hollow and wraithful,

       And regret is no part of my plan,

    And I think (if my memory's faithful)

       There was nothing more fun than a man!

    —Dorothy Parker, 'The Little Old Lady in Lavender Silk'

    Not in OED. A few bona-fide instances on the Web, including a 1982 New York Times review of Giselle:

    Miss Tcherkassky was both delicate and wraithful, her every step and gesture carefully formed then flung into that night air like rising mist.

    September 16, 2008