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 Meanings and Examples of DIAPHANOUS
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diaphanous
 a.  so thin as to transmit light
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1  It was a wild, cold, seasonable night of March, with a pale moon, lying on her back as though the wind had tilted her, and a flying wrack of the most diaphanous and lawny texture.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
2  It was a lovely May sunset, and the birch trees which grew on this margin of the vast Egdon wilderness had put on their new leaves, delicate as butterflies' wings, and diaphanous as amber.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
3  But for d'Artagnan all aspects were clothed happily, all ideas wore a smile, all shades were diaphanous.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 24 THE PAVILION
4  What had been leanness in her youth had become transparency in her maturity; and this diaphaneity allowed the angel to be seen.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—M. MYRIEL
5  The diaphaneity of Babet contrasted with the grossness of Gueulemer.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—BABET, GUEULEMER, CLAQUESOUS, AND MONTPARNASS...
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