wraithlike

ADJECTIVE
  1. lacking in substance
    dim shadowy forms
    strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds
    a wraithlike column of smoke
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How To Use wraithlike In A Sentence

  • Bausch and another female dancer move through a café setting with their eyes closed while a man, struggling to anticipate their wraithlike movements, hurriedly moves tables and chairs out of their way.
  • His St. Petersburg is another "Unreal City" whose wraithlike inhabitants leave hardly a smudge where they've passed. A Master of Technique
  • He blew a stream of smoke into the rafters, and being a superstitious lot, they watched until it dissipated, wraithlike, in the firelight.
  • He put on a black cloak he had found, covering him from just beneath his nose to slightly below his knees, and giving him a rather wraithlike appearance, and began to make a plan.
  • She becomes daily more insubstantial, her figure wraithlike.
  • When the lonely bagpipe finally plays a somber song for either entity, its wraithlike warble filling the air with all manner of mixed emotions, it will not be a celebration.
  • She flitted from shadow to shadow among the houses, wraithlike, till she reached the edge of the burg.
  • a wraithlike column of smoke
  • Otis Rush, Bobby Blue Bland, Muddy Waters and Skip James get their due here as well, Waters with a nasty, slide guitar-laced version of "I Can't Be Satisfied," James with a wraithlike take of the Delta blues classic "Devil Got My Woman. Album review: Gregg Allman, "Low Country Blues"
  • His St. Petersburg is another "Unreal City" whose wraithlike inhabitants leave hardly a smudge where they've passed. A Master of Technique
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