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having no body or material form; incorporeal; disembodied.
Historical Examples

Miss Lulu Bett Zona Gale
The Witch of Salem John R. Musick
The Divine Fire May Sinclair
The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14 Elbert Hubbard
Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
Judith of the Cumberlands Alice MacGowan
The Roll-Call Arnold Bennett
The Mormon Doctrine of Deity B. H. Roberts
Four Weird Tales Algernon Blackwood

having no body or substance; incorporeal or insubstantial


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