GOSSAMER in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GOSSAMER
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 a.  sheer, light, delicate, or tenuous
Classic Sentence:
1  As for herself she threw a beautiful light gossamer fabric over her shoulders, fastening it with a golden girdle round her waist, and she covered her head with a mantle.
The Odyssey By Homer
Context  Highlight   In BOOK X
2  It was a little thing with a veil of gossamer on its head.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  Not even Melanie's influence could repair the break of that gossamer thread.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
4  A third with pins in her mouth was running about between the countess and Sonya, and a fourth held the whole of the gossamer garment up high on one uplifted hand.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  They would laugh in gossamer tones, and then move on gracefully to someone else, sometimes moving gracefully at speeds exceeding 40 mph.