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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ETHEREAL

Deep were my musings, as to the race and attributes of that ethereal being.

She waved her hand to Edgar Vaughan, with a gesture of ethereal triumph.

She had all the ethereal beauty of the saints relieved from their bodies.

We start off in pursuit of them in an ethereal heaven, in the infinite of our dreams.

Few of the flowers merely meant for ornament are so ethereal as a potato.

And then she went off, vanishing down the passage as light, as ethereal, as a shadow.

There was the ethereal ocean in which this great shape swam!

Vesuvius was almost blotted out, Capri an ethereal silhouette.

It is, perhaps, what constitutes the ethereal condition of love.

In the pale light of the lanterns Bettina's beauty was more than ever ethereal.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "of the highest regions of the atmosphere," from ether + -al (1); extended sense of "light, airy" is from 1590s. Meaning "spiritlike, immaterial" is from 1640s. Related: Ethereally.

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