Definition: of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
Definition: of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
Sentences Containing 'airy'
In the fair city of this vision, there were airy galleries from which the loves and graces looked upon him, gardens in which the fruits of life hung ripening, waters of Hope that sparkled in his sight.
For this reason our houses should be kept light and airy; blinds should be raised, even if carpets do fade; it is better that carpets and furniture should fade than that disease producing bacteria should find a permanent abode within our dwellings.
The upright white hewn studs and freshly planed door and window casings gave it a clean and airy look, especially in the morning, when its timbers were saturated with dew, so that I fancied that by noon some sweet gum would exude from them.
This was an airy and unplastered cabin, fit to entertain a traveling god, and where a goddess might trail her garments.
Yet I passed some cheerful evenings in that cool and airy apartment, surrounded by the rough brown boards full of knots, and rafters with the bark on high overhead.
Thus, also, you pass from the lumpish grub in the earth to the airy and fluttering butterfly.
There was another college higher up on an airy summit a bright new edifice, picturesquely and peculiarly towered and pinnacled a sort of gigantic casters, with the cruets all complete.
The pattern is often exceedingly light and dainty, and airy and graceful with a large cipher or monogram in the center, a delicate cobweb of baffling, intricate forms, wrought in steel.
In vain do we hope, that men, from frequent disappointment, will at last abandon such airy sciences, and discover the proper province of human reason.
Though there was nothing very airy about Miss Murdstone, she was a perfect Lark in point of getting up.
I am glad to think the Loves and Graces took such airy forms in its homely procession.
As I went up to my airy old room, the grave shadow of the staircase seemed to fall upon my doubts and fears, and to make the past more indistinct.
She looked so quiet and good, and reminded me so strongly of my airy fresh school days at Canterbury, and the sodden, smoky, stupid wretch I had been the other night, that, nobody being by, I yielded to my self-reproach and shame, and--in short, made a fool of myself.
And then one by one they got up and stood, and went a-weaving around the ring so gentle and wavy and graceful, the men looking ever so tall and airy and straight, with their heads bobbing and skimming along, away up there under the tent-roof, and every lady's rose-leafy dress flapping soft and silky around her hips, and she looking like the most loveliest parasol.
Now I was ragged, wanting to sell Dora matches, six bundles for a halfpenny; now I was at the office in a nightgown and boots, remonstrated with by Mr. Spenlow on appearing before the clients in that airy attire; now I was hungrily picking up the crumbs that fell from old Tiffey's daily biscuit, regularly eaten when St. Paul's struck one; now I was hopelessly endeavouring to get a licence to marry Dora, having nothing but one of Uriah Heep's gloves to offer in exchange, which the whole Commons rejected; and still, more or less conscious of my own room, I was always tossing about like a distressed ship in a sea of bed-clothes.
The venerable cathedral towers, and the old jackdaws and rooks whose airy voices made them more retired than perfect silence would have done; the battered gateways, one stuck full with statues, long thrown down, and crumbled away, like the reverential pilgrims who had gazed upon them; the still nooks, where the ivied growth of centuries crept over gabled ends and ruined walls; the ancient houses, the pastoral landscape of field, orchard, and garden; everywhere--on everything--I felt the same serener air, the same calm, thoughtful, softening spirit.
When I thought of the airy dreams of youth that are incapable of realization, I thought of the better state preceding manhood that I had outgrown; and then the contented days with Agnes, in the dear old house, arose before me, like spectres of the dead, that might have some renewal in another world, but never more could be reanimated here.
By imperceptible degrees, it became a hopeless consciousness of all that I had lost--love, friendship, interest; of all that had been shattered--my first trust, my first affection, the whole airy castle of my life; of all that remained--a ruined blank and waste, lying wide around me, unbroken, to the dark horizon.
I gave due praises to every thing I saw, whereof his excellency took not the least notice till after supper; when, there being no third companion, he told me with a very melancholy air “that he doubted he must throw down his houses in town and country, to rebuild them after the present mode; destroy all his plantations, and cast others into such a form as modern usage required, and give the same directions to all his tenants, unless he would submit to incur the censure of pride, singularity, affectation, ignorance, caprice, and perhaps increase his majesty’s displeasure; that the admiration I appeared to be under would cease or diminish, when he had informed me of some particulars which, probably, I never heard of at court, the people there being too much taken up in their own speculations, to have regard to what passed here below.” The sum of his discourse was to this effect: “That about forty years ago, certain persons went up to Laputa, either upon business or diversion, and, after five months continuance, came back with a very little smattering in mathematics, but full of volatile spirits acquired in that airy region: that these persons, upon their return, began to dislike the management of every thing below, and fell into schemes of putting all arts, sciences, languages, and mechanics, upon a new foot.
A Princess Cake (Prinsesstårta in Swedish) is a traditional Swedish layer cake consisting of alternating layers of airy sponge cake, raspberry or strawberry jam, pastry cream, and a thick domed layer of whipped cream.
This often provides the opportunity for students as well as for teachers to take the matters of studies more airy and to deepen certain aspects of concern on behalf of special interest areas.
Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia that they named Cogslea after their four surnames (Cozens, Oakley, Green and Smith).
Devil's food cake is a moist, airy, rich chocolate layer cake.
Devil's food cake is generally more moist and airy than other chocolate cakes, and often uses cocoa as opposed to chocolate for the flavor as well as coffee.
Airy to open a private school in Philadelphia for teaching speech to deaf children.
By 1996, gone was the light and airy synthesized sounds of the band, and in was more guitar driven music, thanks in part to the arrival of Oed Ronne and the band's renewed interest in the music of the 1960s.
As of October 26, 2013, there is a total of of Interstate 74, broken in three segments across the Mount Airy, Piedmont Triad, and Sandhills, regions in the state.
The first section of I-74 begins at the Virginia state line (overlapped with I-77 for approximately . After separation, it goes east and connects to US 52 near Mount Airy, where the first section ends.
I-74 is to be routed along US 52 from Mount Airy to Bethania, where it will then separate onto the new Winston-Salem Northern Beltway and go east around Winston-Salem before connecting to existing US 311 south of Kernersville.
n June 30, 1999, the freeway was extended an additional to US 52, south of Mount Airy.
From Mount Airy to Rural Hall, US 52 is planned to be upgraded to interstate standards.
In a separate review of "Ecstasy and Wine", AllMusic writer Bradley Torreano described "Ecstasy" as the point where the band "started moving toward Cocteau Twins territory, using guitarist Bilinda Butcher's airy voice to define their image" and when "Shields and Butcher exploring the guitar landscapes that would later become their trademark".
The advantage this fixed-roof design offered was its sporty, airy feeling without the expense and drawbacks normally associated with convertibles.
Jon Pareles of "The New York Times" wrote: "Beyoncé needs no distractions from her singing, which can be airy or brassy, tearful or vicious, rapid-fire with staccato syllables or sustained in curlicued melismas.
In the "Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop", Ian McFarlane described the album as "combined airy ambience with melancholy pop".
Mount Airy is a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mount Airy was incorporated as a village in 1865 from land given by Mill Creek and Green townships.
Mount Airy was annexed by the City of Cincinnati in 1911.
Airy Forest, the largest of the Cincinnati, Ohio parks.
Airy water tower, resembling a castle, was built in 1926-27.
When contact was made with the 2nd Light Infantry Battalion, Conway's men pressed straight on over Mount Airy while Sullivan's Maryland division formed on its right and Anthony Wayne's Pennsylvania division moved to its left. After meeting resistance from the 40th Foot at the Chew House, Sullivan ordered Conway's brigade to shift to a position on the right flank of the Maryland division.
Prior to passing he also was building at Hempstead Plains, Long Island, the town of Garden City, with the purpose of affording to his employees comfortable and airy housing at a moderate cost. After his death, his wife Cornelia erected several buildings in memoriam, including St.
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forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
eulogistic - praising; full of eulogy
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots