gossamer gossamer  /ˈɡɑ sə mər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
  2. (n) filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
  3. (adj) characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
  4. (adj) so thin as to transmit light

Usage(s):

  1. The gossamer scenario begins with the assumption that the inept and corrupt al-Jaafari government has discredited itself with the Iraqis.
  2. A good bra, especially for the D cups among us, is more akin to a suspension bridge than gossamer.
  3. The fellowship displayed at Bandung would, of course, prove as gossamer as the rhetoric.

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Quotes

  1. "It's about a guy who is sort of a schlep who has this mythic character that follows in the story as presence that's felt but not seen in Johnny Gossamer," Black described.
    on Nov 11, 2005 By: Shane Black Source: NBC30.com

  2. In a long and highly favourable review in The New York Times, critic Ben Brantley said Blanchett's character "soars spectacularly on the gossamer wings of fantasies that allow her character to live with herself".
    on Dec 2, 2009 By: Ben Brantley Source: The Australian

  3. "Scoring is the gossamer art," Coleman said. "You really have to not be there, but if you weren't there, the scene would suddenly be just a play."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Lisa Coleman Source: Reuters

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