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There is nothing luminous, transparent, or delicate about dust.

It was only his unfortunate and transparent manner of speakin'.

The air had been warm and transparent through the whole of the bright day.

How can they expect us to believe this transparent falsehood—this palpable device?

The next instant the valley was illumined by a transparent glow.

Never had he seen a complexion so transparent, or an eye so expressive.

He stepped off the transparent slab onto the stone floor of the island.

They were so transparent that I felt an involuntary shrinking as I approached them.

Stir and cook for about ten minutes, until it is transparent.

She spread out her hands, white and transparent in the sun-light.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Medieval Latin transparentem (nominative transparens), present participle of transparere "show light through," from Latin trans- "through" (see trans-) + parere "come in sight, appear" (see appear). Figurative sense of "easily seen through" is first attested 1590s. The attempt to back-form a verb transpare (c.1600) died with the 17c.

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