wraithlike


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Adj.1.wraithlike - lacking in substance; "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke"
insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
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wraithlike

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National Enquirer also wrote that photos of the "wraithlike actress" as she was shopping in LA have been released.
Previous landlords also reported seeing a "wraithlike figure".
Billy also makes folding knives exhibiting the same wraithlike stylishness of his fixed-blades.
But even here, in El Meleegy's only work in the show to depict human beings in the embrace of togetherness, there is a wraithlike quality, as if the figures will fade into the individual brushstrokes and vanish forever from sight.
The "rosy deathin-life" (Wharton 1985a, 1056) of the van der Luydens, Old New York's wraithlike eminences in The Age of Innocence (1920), is one example of this blank condition; the dusty effluvium of "inanimate elegance" exuded by Madame de Chantelle in The Reef is another (1985d, 448).
PGC 65491, a wraithlike 16th-magnitude galaxy, is a scant 2' south-southeast of Abell 72.1 was unable to catch it in my 18-inch but saw it as a feeble smudge, just brighter than the background sky, through my 24-inch.
The mysterious Kyzmyt draws him to the world of dreams and he begins to see her wraithlike figure in his waking life as well, as a dancing image reflected in a window, a glance from a statue, or a vision in the stars.
At times looming larger than life, at other times dissipating like morning mist in the harsh light of everyday reality, memories of my grandfather's Betis home float wraithlike, as ghosts from the past.
They notice a blue flickering sea of a television, distorted and wraithlike. Jay is reminded of when you close your eyes in summer and see the bright pink of sunlight against your eyelids.
a kind of vacuum filled with wraithlike and indomitable anger and pride and glory at and in happenings that occurred and ceased fifty years ago?
The Hollywood star, who had grown wraithlike in his later years because of years of hard drinking, had received eight nominations for an Academy Award during his lifetime.
Always thin, he had grown wraithlike in later years, his famously handsome face eroded by years of outrageous drinking.