Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a wraith; ghostly

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  • adjective lacking in substance

Etymologies

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wraith +‎ -like

Examples

  • Otis Rush, Bobby Blue Bland, Muddy Waters and Skip James get their due here as well, Waters with a nasty, slide guitar-laced version of "I Can't Be Satisfied," James with a wraithlike take of the Delta blues classic "Devil Got My Woman."

    Album review: Gregg Allman, "Low Country Blues"

  • Otis Rush, Bobby Blue Bland, Muddy Waters and Skip James get their due here as well, Waters with a nasty, slide guitar-laced version of "I Can't Be Satisfied," James with a wraithlike take of the Delta blues classic "Devil Got My Woman."

    Recordings: Gregg Allman's "Low Country Blues"

  • She moved wraithlike, ducking beneath an arm, reeling back from another, and diving between its legs.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • For instance, in the middle of picture No. 45 stand two women in overcoats and hats with their arms linked, and on either side of the couple is a wraithlike image of a man in a three-piece suit, white shirt, tie and fedora.

    Candid Albums Of Strangers

  • Praise be to their live bait alluring, their handsome, wraithlike bodies.

    heart death

  • She moved wraithlike, ducking beneath an arm, reeling back from another, and diving between its legs.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Startled by the wraithlike words, I stumbled back.

    Mercy Kill

  • She moved wraithlike, ducking beneath an arm, reeling back from another, and diving between its legs.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Startled by the wraithlike words, I stumbled back.

    Mercy Kill

  • Startled by the wraithlike words, I stumbled back.

    Mercy Kill

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