ethereal

(redirected from ethereality)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

ethereal

Chem of, containing, or dissolved in an ether, esp diethyl ether
References in periodicals archive ?
To appreciate the ethereality of "Fleshless Chant," one needs to be empty of possessive desires and thus settle the mind.
"It's a face that suggests vulnerability, femininity and an almost otherworldly ethereality. But there is a tough side to the actress, too, a core resolve that can harden her beauty into a mask, and it is in the space between her perceived delicacy and this mask that Ms.
As culture is perilously imperial for strategic understanding in its elusive ethereality, so geography menaces conceptual grip for reason of its physical ubiquity.
With these compelling pieces, Hongo managed to balance an organic, almost rustic quality with an ethereality of materials that masked her technical facility.
Juliana Leslie penned these 23 poems while working on her doctorate, which shows in their ethereality.
Visitors are encouraged to ask Noah one of six frequently asked questions including "How did you fit the dinosaurs on the Ark?" Noah is jovial and engaging when he responds, "First of all, this Ark is huge!" Noah and other animatronics throughout the Seven Cs rooms give material presence to the ethereality of biblical narratives.
(14) In a story concerned with how the artificiality of the main character's world renders her identity ethereal and uncertain, those qualities of artificiality and ethereality are heightened for the reader by the sense that Charlotte's otherwise realistically-presented surroundings may exist only as a patchwork of postmodern genres, genres that are themselves already characterized by qualities of parody, intertextuality, and what Jameson identifies as "pastiche," an aesthetic which offers surfaces with no referential depth (Postmodernism 16-21).
Three themes conceptualise, theorise and bring into relation a number of conditions of radical uncertainty, unpredictability, ethereality and insecurity that characterise contemporary city-making; 'Smooth Space', 'Immaterial Architecture' and 'Terror' serve as the titles to photographic essays forming the central section, followed by 10 essays and an extensive bibliography with endnotes on pink paper--this is a modest volume, but satisfyingly dense and beautifully produced.
One of the most striking features of Schiaparelli's autobiography is her constant alignment with ethereality; she notes that she "continued to believe in miracles" (Schiaparelli 9) and characterizes herself as a "mystic" who "could not bend [herself] to the laws of religion." Her "belief ...
Sweets were often associated with women in the early twentieth century and thought appropriate to their delicate appetites (Shapiro 6); hence they did little to challenge, and perhaps even confirmed, women's ethereality. In Woolf's works, sweets tend to be associated with female characters who are portrayed as superficial, or who submit to a wholly traditional feminine role.
Don't his vignettes of the Parisian demimonde tremble on the verge of Platonic ethereality? Don't their gossamer pastels threaten to become heavenly?
(67) In part because of the ethereality of conception in patent law, we accept the assertion of inventorship status on faith when the mutual consent of the collaborators is perceived on the facts.