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She works with a type of construction site netting which, in her hands, becomes a kind of diaphanous chainmail casting shadows of ancient Persian warriors, or illuminated carpet patterns that tell a contemporary story.
THE QUIETLY REBELLIOUS ART OF IRANIAN WOMEN AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEMSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFSEPTEMBER 20, 2021TIME
Some of the latter were so diaphanous as to be perfectly invisible when immersed in the water.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
And far up in the heights, where his own ship could never reach and where no clouds could be, were diaphanous wraiths.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
A filmy and diaphanous creature was Mrs. Patton also—one could never have dreamed of so exquisite a black butterfly.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Mrs. Patton was still in mourning, a filmy and diaphanous kind of mourning, beautiful enough to placate the angel Azrael himself.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
And if any lady is to wear garments in his vicinity, I assume that those garments are to be anything except diaphanous!
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
These Chian cigarettes in their diaphanous paper of mildest mauve would suit your oddly remote, your curiously shy glance.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
Around it I find only some scanty relics of its meals, consisting chiefly of Anthrax-wings, half-diaphanous and half-clouded.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
The branches of the high elms stood out clearly in the diaphanous atmosphere, but the shadows cast upon the road became darker.
THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL. 2ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
The village smoke then hangs a few feet above the earth like a blue-grey diaphanous cloud.
A BIRD CALENDAR FOR NORTHERN INDIADOUGLAS DEWAR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DIAPHANOUS

  • attenuate
  • attenuated
  • delicate
  • diaphanous
  • filmy
  • flimsy
  • gossamer
  • paper-thin
  • permeable
  • rare
  • rarefied
  • refined
  • see-through
  • sheer
  • slight
  • slim
  • subtile
  • subtle
  • tenuous
  • translucent
  • unsubstantial
  • wafer-thin
  • wispy
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