diaphanous


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diaphanous

(usually of fabrics such as silk) fine and translucent
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The water shone pacifically; the sky, without a speck, was a benign immensity of unstained light; the very mist on the Essex marshes was like a gauzy and radiant fabric, hung from the wooded rises inland, and draping the low shores in diaphanous folds.
Never till now had I seen her attired in any other than black or sad-coloured stuff; and there she stood by the window, clad all in white, and white of a most diaphanous texture; her array was very simple, to be sure, but it looked imposing and festal because it was so clear, full, and floating; a veil shadowed her head, and hung below her knee; a little wreath of pink flowers fastened it to her thickly tressed Grecian plait, and thence it fell softly on each side of her face.
to Juvénal des Ursins; a little farther on, the pitch-covered sheds of the Palus Market; in still another quarter the new apse of Saint- Germain le Vieux, lengthened in 1458, with a bit of the Rue aux Febves; and then, in places, a square crowded with people; a pillory, erected at the corner of a street; a fine fragment of the pavement of Philip Augustus, a magnificent flagging, grooved for the horses' feet, in the middle of the road, and so badly replaced in the sixteenth century by the miserable cobblestones, called the "pavement of the League;" a deserted back courtyard, with one of those diaphanous staircase turrets, such as were erected in the fifteenth century, one of which is still to be seen in the Rue des Bourdonnais.
The bracelets, necklace, and earrings were all what is called Berlin iron-work; but these delicate arabesques were made in Vienna, and seemed to have been fashioned by the fairies who, the stories tell us, are condemned by a jealous Carabosse to collect the eyes of ants, or weave a fabric so diaphanous that a nutshell can contain it.
Once again, the designer and stylist have focused on dreamy, prairie girl day dresses in chintzy cottons, with diaphanous florals and a smattering of sparkly jersey.
wore a Dolce & Gabbana diaphanous blouse with a long, black skirt.
flame, and I become diaphanous as static from a crystal radio ringing
Artfully subverting the spirit of such soulful, diaphanous romances as "Love Letter" and "Hana and Alice" from earlier in his own career, Iwai exposes the desperation and deceit involved in the search for love.
The X Factor judge was joined by family and friends in London this week for a party to celebrate her nuptials and looked divine in a diaphanous chiffon skirt gown by British couture duo Ralph & Russo.
The cover girl for the magazine cuts a striking figure in vivid kanjeevaram saris teemed with chic diaphanous jackets by designer Rahul Mishra, who won the Woolmark International Prize 2014/ 15.
Here she is at a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York drowning in diaphanous Dolce & Gabbana.
bare face in that diaphanous hour when all eyes closed, close upon you.