He had had Carlisle's feelings only at second-hand, through a medium perhaps wanting in transparence.
And the poor lady is abashed at the transparence of her evasion.
Lower down, the water had carried the slightest cloud of alkali, and this had dulled the keen edge of its transparence.
The water is still green as emerald, and has the same luminous quiver and transparence of verdancy which the gem possesses.
The long sails, passing for a moment over the sun, became lighted up with a singular glory and transparence.
In working with the microscope it must be remembered that the objects are seen by transparence.
They have the transparence of soul and the lights of childhood.
1610s, "condition of being transparent," from Medieval Latin transparentia, from transparentem (see transparent). Meaning "that which is transparent" is from 1590s; of pictures, prints, etc., from 1785; in photography from 1866.