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Definition of Gauzily
1. gauzy [adv] - See also: gauzy
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Literary usage of Gauzily
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1861)
"As he began Fleur disappeared, and in a few moments afterward something reappeared, not Fleur but a sylph, a very spirit of the west wind's choir, gauzily ..."
2. The Literary World by Samuel R. Crocker, Edward Abbott, Nicholas Paine Gilman, Madeline Vaughan Abbott Bushnell, Bliss Carman, Herbert Copeland (1900)
"... the scenes of which are made brilliant and enticing by the presence and participation of pretty women gauzily undressed, but are corrupt and corrupting ..."
3. The Windfall by Mary Noailles Murfree (1907)
"among the sweet peas and pinks in the garden borders; a humming-bird's dainty wings fluttered gauzily among the white jasmine blooms at the window; ..."
4. English Poetry and Poets by Sarah Warner Brooks (1890)
"No writing could be more gauzily delicate than some parts of " Christabel." Here is an exquisite specimen of that word-painting in which Coleridge is ..."
5. Isle of Wight by Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff (1908)
"... be the "Mai- bourne" of a novel that made some noise, The Silence of Dean Maitland, where this countryside and its people are gauzily veiled under such ..."
6. Unaddressed Letters by Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1904)
"... allows you an almost pleasurable little shudder when you think of the poisonous possibilities of this tenderly-tinted, gauzily-gowned digestive system. ..."
7. The Ganges and the Seine: Scenes on the Banks of Both by Sidney Laman Blanchard (1862)
"All gauzily clad, and in easy graceful attitudes, sitting or reclining. Most of them chattering, and it may be all of them at once, like so many birds upon ..."
8. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Powers' Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.by Rochester, N.Y. Powers' Art Gallery, James Delafield Trenor by Rochester, N.Y. Powers' Art Gallery, James Delafield Trenor (1891)
"They have seen the show and are now handing that gauzily clad girl with the plate about ten times as much as they would give one of maturer charms. ..."