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ETHEREAL: Imagine her dismay, on stealing a glance of timid admiration at the poet whose lines suggested an ethereal being fed on `spirit, fire, and d

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The Scarlet Letter
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

It kept him down on a level with the lowest; him, the man of etherealattributes, whose voice the angels might else have listened to and answered

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Mosses From An Old Manse and other stories
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

strange it is," whispered Owen Warland to himself, leaning his head
upon his hand, "that all my musings, my purposes, my passion for the
beautiful, my consciousness of power to create it,--a finer, more ethereal
power, of which this earthly giant can have no conception,--all, all,
look so vain and idle whenever my path is crossed by Robert Danforth

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Moon and Sixpence
by Maugham, W. Somerset

It may be that among them a more fervid Keats, a more ethereal Shelley, has already published numbers the world will willingly remember.

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Moby Dick I-LXVII
by Melville, Herman

then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall
hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic
graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among
them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall
touch that workman's arm with some ethereal
light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then
against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just spirit of
equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my

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A Lute of Jade
by Cranmer-Byng, L.

I revel in flowers without let, An atom at random in space; My soul dwells in regions ethereal, And the world is my dreaming-place.

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Thuvia, Maid of Mars
by Burroughs, Edgar Rice

I believe, in fact I know, that there are some truly ethereal creatures.

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The Sea Wolf
by London, Jack

She was a delicate, ethereal creature, swaying and willowy, light and graceful of movement.

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
by Hardy, Thomas

It lacked the intensely blue atmosphere of the rival vale, and its heavy soils and scents; the new air was clear, bracing, ethereal.

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Paradise Lost
by Milton, John

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Burning Daylight
by London, Jack

the light of the tragic event, he could understand everything--her
quietness, that calm certitude as if all vexing questions of living had
been smoothed out and were gone, and that certain ethereal sweetness about all that she had said and done that had been almost maternal.

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Anne's House of Dreams
by Montgomery, Lucy Maud

asked Diana, cuddling Small Anne Cordelia with the inimitable gesture
of motherhood which always sent through Anne's heart, filled with
sweet, unuttered dreams and hopes, a thrill that was half pure pleasure
and half a strange, ethereal pain.

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Don Quixote
by Cervantes, Miguel

these and a variety of other great exploits are, were and will be, the
work of fame that mortals desire as a reward and a portion of the
immortality their famous deeds deserve; though we Catholic Christians
and knights-errant look more to that future glory that is everlasting
in the ethereal regions of heaven than to the
vanity of the fame that is to be acquired in this present transitory
life; a fame that, however long it may last, must after all end with
the world itself, which has its own appointed end.

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The Red Badge of Courage
by Crane, Stephen

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Tanglewood Tales
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

looks, and is, as evanescent as a dream; and yet, in its rustic network
of boughs, it has somehow enclosed a hint of spiritual beauty, and has
become a true emblem of the subtile and ethereal mind that planned it.

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by Poe, Edgar Allan

There are, nevertheless, three or four female heads, of an ethereal beauty-portraits in the manner of Sully.

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The Red One
by London, Jack

Unlike the Diana type of Polynesian, she was almost ethereal.

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A History of English Literature
by Fletcher, Robert Huntington

first impulse was an unselfish love for his fellow-men, with an
aggressive eagerness for martyrdom in their behalf; his nature was
unusually, even abnormally, fine and sensitive; and his poetic quality
was a delicate and ethereal lyricism unsurpassed in the literature of the world.

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Anne of The Island
by Montgomery, Lucy Maud

sea was roaring hollowly in the distance, the fields were bare and
sere, scarfed with golden rod, the brook valley below Green Gables
overflowed with asters of ethereal purple, and
the Lake of Shining Waters was blue -- blue -- blue; not the changeful
blue of spring, nor the pale azure of summer, but a clear, steadfast,
serene blue, as if the water were past all moods and tenses of emotion
and had settled down to a tranquility unbroken by fickle dreams.

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Martin Eden
by London, Jack

idea of love was more that of placid affection, serving the loved one
softly in an atmosphere, flower-scented and dim-lighted, of ethereal calm.

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Anne Of Green Gables
by Montgomery, Lucy Maud

Afar in the southwest was the great shimmering, pearl-like sparkle of an evening star in a sky that was pale golden and ethereal rose over gleaming white spaces and dark glens of spruce.

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Little Dorrit
by Dickens, Charles

Still, her youthful and ethereal
appearance, her timid manner, the charm of her sensitive voice and
eyes, the very many respects in which she had interested him out of her
own individuality, and the strong difference between herself and those
about her, were not in unison, and were determined not to be in unison,
with this newly presented idea.

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Our Mutual Friend
by Dickens, Charles

least, Bella no sooner stepped ashore than she took Mr John Rokesmith's
arm, without evincing surprise, and the two walked away together with
an ethereal air of happiness which, as it were, wafted up from the earth and drew after them a gruff and glum old pensioner to see it out.

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The Arrow of Gold
by Conrad, Joseph

At this he made a faint, almost ethereal grimace.

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Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
by Jerome, Jerome K.

He can never stretch out his legs, put his hands behind his head, and, closing his eyes, sink into the ethereal blissfulness that encompasses the well-dined man.

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Little Women
by Alcott, Louisa May

Imagine her dismay, on stealing a glance of timid admiration at the poet whose lines suggested an ethereal
being fed on `spirit, fire, and dew', to behold him devouring his
supper with an ardor which flushed his intellectual countenance.

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House Of Seven Gables
by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

When a lady, in a delicate and costly summer garb, with a floating veil and gracefully swaying gown, and, altogether, an ethereal
lightness that made you look at her beautifully slippered feet, to see
whether she trod on the dust or floated in the air,--when such a vision
happened to pass through this retired street, leaving it tenderly and
delusively fragrant with her passage, as if a bouquet of tea-roses had
been borne along, --then again, it is to be feared, old Hepzibah's
scowl could no longer vindicate itself entirely on the plea of

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