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  1. Pertaining to the hypothetical upper, purer air, or to the higher regions beyond the earth or beyond the atmosphere; celestial; as, ethereal space; ethereal regions.
    • 1667: w: John Milton, Milton, Paradise Lost, book VII
    • : Go, heavenly guest, messenger.
    • 1862: w:Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau, Walking.
    • : I trust that we shall be more imaginative, that our thoughts will be clearer, fresher, and more , as our sky,...
      1. Consisting of ether; hence, exceedingly light or airy; tenuous; spiritlike; characterized by extreme delicacy, as form, manner, thought, etc.
    • 1733: w:Alexander Pope, Pope, An Essay on Man
    • : Vast chain of being, which from God began, Natures , human, angel, man.
    • Delicate, light and airy.
    Etymology: from Latin aetherius, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á)

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