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Definition of "gossamery" [gos•sa•mer•y]

  • Like gossamer; flimsy. (adjective)

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Use "gossamery" in a sentence
  • "Richard Polwhele's "Unsexed Females," where he asks us to picture an "unsex'd" woman's body: "Scarce by a gossamery film carest,/Sport [s], in full view, the meretricious breast;" he then guides us to undress the woman farther, to "Loose the chaste cincture, where the graces shone,/And languish'd all the Loves, the ambrosial zone.""
  • "Yes, there it was in the boys, those gossamery boys who thumped the stage."
  • "They climbed past the neighborhood into a nameless gulch, huffing and wheezing through the sagebrush in their weight-tortured Reeboks, wading through prairie star, peppergrass, sunflower, the gossamery spores of plants kicked free and floating."