gauzy gauzy

Definition(s):

  • (adj) so thin as to transmit light

Usage(s):

  1. Skirt hemlines have risen shockingly high on the thigh as labels like Miu Miu, Chanel and Chloe continue to show barely-there mini-dresses in gauzy white fabrics for summer.
  2. Zhang Ziyi rolls across a library floor in a gauzy white tunic, trying to perfect an action stunt and she's in pain.
  3. But so far his gauzy optimism has proved more boring than inspirational to voters; for months, he has idled near the bottom of the polls.

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Quotes

  1. In an opinion piece for USA Today this month, the radio host Michael Medved said he cherished the notion "that the last time a young Democrat took over the White House with gauzy visions of change, it produced a 'Golden Age' for right-wing...
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Michael Medved Source: StarNewsOnline.com

  2. "Our expectation is not that there's just some vague, gauzy statement about us not wanting to see loose nuclear materials," Obama said. "We anticipate a communique that spells out very clearly, here's how we're going to achieve locking down...
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Canada Free Press

  3. Stanley writes NBC's anchors are "so wedded to script -- and prepackaged gauzy biographies -- that they act as if any deviance from the party-hearty line will somehow appear unpatriotic."
    on Feb 22, 2010 By: Alessandra Stanley Source: SportsBusiness Daily (subscription)

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