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Usage examples "diaphanous":

  1. She looked the picture of diaphanous coolness in the shade of the house, lounging in an old wicker chair, with its fellow, empty, drawn up beside her. - "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. That filmy past is diaphanous on heaving ribs. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. I, for my part, gave myself to the study of the types about me, and I dwelt long and luxuriously upon the vision of a florid and massive matron in diaphanous evening dress, whom I imagined to be revisiting the glimpses of her girlhood in the ancient watering- place, and to be getting all the gaiety she could out of it. - "An Open-Eyed Conspiracy--An Idyl of Saratoga", William Dean Howells.