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  • n. An unknown location.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. nowhere to be found in a giant void


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  • It seemed to Inman that they were at the lip of a cliff, for the smell of the thin air spoke of considerable height, though the fog closed off all visual check of loftiness.

    Cold Mountain

  • Especially since I might see the people who now lived in my house—that “lovely” family that Mrs. Balicki the realtor had so conveniently produced out of thin air and had telephoned us about the night we finally came back from our joy ride with the Conways.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • That she had dropped into the last coma which would end in death, if the air supply remained unreplenished, I well knew, and so, throwing caution to the winds, I flung overboard everything but the engine and compass, even to my ornaments, and lying on my belly along the deck with one hand on the steering wheel and the other pushing the speed lever to its last notch I split the thin air of dying Mars with the speed of a meteor.

    A Princess of Mars

  • The red eastern sky, the northward blackness, the salt Dead Sea, the stony beach crawling with these foul, slow stirring monsters, the uniform poisonous-looking green of the lichenous plants, the thin air that hurts one's lungs: all contributed to an appalling effect.

    The Time Machine

  • He was convinced that Siuan Sanche had not been deposed at all, that al'Thor was insane and dying, that Tar Valon had murdered King Galldrian to deliberately set off the civil war in Cairhien, and that these three "facts" were somehow tied into those ridiculous rumors, always from somewhere conveniently far away, of people bursting into flame or nightmares leaping out of thin air and slaughtering whole villages.

    Lord of Chaos


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