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translucent

Descriptive of a material that transmits light but diffuses it sufficiently so that an image cannot be seen through the material clearly.
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21) The progressive objectification and solidification of divinities, their being represented as objective facts and no longer translucently as poetic figures for humans exceeding their own limits, has resulted in their severance from the human impulses and actions in and through which they were revealed in the Odyssey (Lesky 1961).
Even if the information is displayed translucently before the user's eyes, when the focus shifts, navigation would become treacherous.
Along with Coach Biddle's Fifty-two defense, Coach Fuller had us running the triple-option Wishbone with a backfield that was entirely black, save for QB, a position occupied by Brian Dillon, a young man so translucently pale we called him "Ghost.
That is why I have remained loyal to Kurtz to the last, and even beyond, when a long time after I heard once more, not his own voice, but the echo of his magnificent eloquence thrown to me from a soul as translucently pure as a cliff of crystal (Conrad 1946: 151-52.
It is also a controversial and contentious subject that has the added virtue of revealing translucently the basic epistemological differences that exist today across the various schools of thought on film.
His skin was smooth but almost translucently white, his beard was short but unkempt.
Voi'ta has used a specially developed process of ink-jet printing to render images translucently on the back of glass placed in a frame, so that they overlie--at a slight distance--other photographs of carefully staged everyday objects that make up the background layer of the image.
But truth be known, in the real time of those 1950s moments, as the magical forces of the universe hurled Jenkinson's Pavilion, and us along with it, through the eternal darkness of space, any of us clustered translucently under the neon calzone sign--me, David Hall, Ricky Siver, Kenny Leighton--would have mortgaged his future college years to be chased just once, shirtless, with cigarette behind his ear and gold chain a-flap at his sternum, up the boardwalk by Rita Antonelli, and then to walk back with her, arm around her neck, and resume his position next to the bubbling jukebox as "Be-Bop-a-Lula" began.