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Monday, November 24, 2003

limpid

\LIM-pid\ , adjective;
1.
Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear; as, "a limpid stream."
2.
Calm; untroubled; serene.
3.
Clear in style; easily understandable.
Quotes:
Claire's large eyes are a limpid, liquid blue that reflect the ambient world.
-- Margaret A. Salinger, Dream Catcher
Lying on the sand one limpid afternoon, Margarita-drowsed, gazing out at the turquoise water through half-closed eyes, following the seaweed swaying back and forth just beneath the surface, I fancied (as any self-respecting writer must do) that it would be my turn to write a book about Mexico some day.
-- Neil Baldwln, Legends of the Plumed Serpent
I have no interest in the German Romantics, or indeed in any other kind of romantic, with or without a literary status, but the stories seemed limpid, accessible.
-- Anita Brookner, Undue Influence
Origin:
Limpid is from Latin limpidus, "clear."
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