Thesaurus / insubstantial
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Even these willfully insubstantial constructions are more concrete than Jacqueline Maggi’s diaphanous, unoccupied rectangular enclosure.
IN THE GALLERIES: A WIDE ARRAY OF MEDIA CARRY ELECTION-YEAR MESSAGESMARK JENKINSOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
That was another relative—James Lampton, a cousin—quite as lovable, and a builder of even more insubstantial dreams.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The coast of America now looked more like a low-lying fringe of insubstantial cloud than solid land.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
Here we may fashion pictures and weave around them gossamer draperies as insubstantial as this golden twilight.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
When viewed in the light of that modern common sense which has guided economic discussion, it seems formal and insubstantial.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
Odd to reflect on—they were the insubstantial but coveted wealth of the woman fallen upon poverty, ignoble poverty!
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
The strong desire to behold the loved ones who have passed away is indeed the impulse; but they too return, though insubstantial.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
Her head was very light on my shoulders, and she felt curiously insubstantial, like a woman of feathers.
THE DOOR THROUGH SPACEMARION ZIMMER BRADLEY
And it is failure in this respect that has made so much of idealistic philosophy thin, lifeless, and insubstantial.
MYSTICISM AND LOGIC AND OTHER ESSAYSBERTRAND RUSSELL
Wealth and rank unrighteously obtained seem to me as insubstantial as floating clouds.
THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUSCONFUCIUS
WORDS RELATED TO INSUBSTANTIAL
- found wanting
- not enough
- too little
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