marmorean


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mar·mo·re·al

 (mär-môr′ē-əl) also mar·mo·re·an (-ē-ən)
adj.
Resembling marble, as in smoothness, whiteness, or hardness.

[From Latin marmoreus, from marmor, marble.]

mar·mo′re·al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.marmorean - of or relating to or characteristic of marble
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In her marmorean stillness, she takes on the character of an enigmatic object (she is, for him, the figure of enigma), and he longs to know what she stands for: "She seemed like one whom magic had changed into the likeness of a strange and beautiful seabird" (my emphasis).
Clothing the Marmorean Flock: Sartorial Historicism and The Marble Faun.
Together with other recent publications on women sculptors in Italy, Melissa Dabakis's new book helps counter the image of a "white marmorean flock," conjured by Henry James in 1903 to describe "that strange sisterhood of American lady sculptors who at one time settled upon the seven hills [of Rome].