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marmoreal

(less commonly), marmorean
of, relating to, or resembling marble
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Some readers, especially those less interested in the poetry, will not be fully persuaded by Crawford's effort to make Eliot less marmoreal.
It's better than his marmoreal Boston recording (1990) and his recent live Chicago disc (2009).
6) Attracted by swatches of brown, red, and yellow in an otherwise marmoreal visual field, the eye seizes on the foreground drama of merchants and boatman amid the river bustle--a bit of local color in an Orientalizing vein, well handled but essentially touristic.
His high forehead was marmoreal, his hair spiked crazily.
If Jim starts with a "clean slate" in Patusan, Marlow nevertheless indicates the marmoreal nature of this second chance: "A clean slate, did he say?
but Rameau's creative splendors, however uncongenially marmoreal to Romantic tastes, cannot be denied.
In the end Weak Link may be too calculated and goal-directed to come fully alive; there is something about it a little machined, even a little marmoreal, and its evenness of surface and slow-paced prosody can provoke a yearning for spasms of intensity.
Brading, Marmoreal Olympus: Jose Enrique Rodo and Spanish American Nationalism (Cambridge: Centre for Latin American Studies, 1998).
After this date, the city becomes a marmoreal tomb to its own former glory.
This sense comes across in his depictions of the city as a form of incarceration both physical, as in the marmoreal and sepulchral nature of large city buildings and pavements, and metaphysical, as in the kind of work that captures a soul.
Words such as lethiferous, facinorous, concupiscent, marmoreal, and peculations (p.
That almost marmoreal inviolability of the ballad as traditionally sung subdues insinuations and forbids intimacy.