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Although these sound waves cannot be heard, tests have revealed that they can induce the perception of wraithlike "ghosts" and even a feeling of cold and terror.
Airy and wraithlike as a sunshot cloud, her slender arms and feet outstretched, the Magdalen seems to be swimming in the sky, although she is lifted in a harness by earnest-faced cherubim.
This enables the ghost of a murdered brother to rise wraithlike out of and across the stage, and is dependent on the platform the actor stands on and the aperture through which his head and trunk rise moving across the stage at the same speed.
Dery, who titled his edited collection of essays about the Internet Flame Wars (10) attributes flaming to "the wraithlike nature of electronic communication":
When the tunnel entrances were blown at Zero Hour on the morning of the assault, the infantry emerged wraithlike onto the battlefield with complete surprise.
The concluding stanza of "Testimony," to cite one of many memorable examples, extracts from its reconstitution of the cosmos an irony so comprehensive that it almost includes a note of consolation in its bitter dream of an encounter between wraithlike man and wraithlike God.
It is one of the more pernicious failings of even pious Catholics to think that Jesus lived in a wraithlike state, free from bodiliness.
Whenever he opened his mouth and spoke, I was made certain that I had invented him, invented, at least, the dreaming, wraithlike figure who hovered over the neighborhood but was never quite one with it.
Taking advantage of new astronomical instruments capable of detecting cosmic neutrinos, a team of researchers hopes to use these wraithlike particles from space as a planet-size CAT scanner for revealing Earth's inner structure.
It was dark beneath the trees, and on the hillside above us the thin, wraithlike wisps of mist seemed to be collecting among the twisted black trunks.
Madeline, his twin sister, a tall, white-robed, wraithlike woman who succumbs to catalepsy, is buried alive, escapes from her tomb, confronts her brother in her bloodstained cerements, and joins him in death.
For more than a decade, ambitious all-sky surveys have revealed dozens of wraithlike stellar streams gliding through the halo of the Milky Way Galaxy; meanwhile, new techniques have revealed similar features around other nearby galaxies.