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[vey-puh-ree] /ˈveɪ pə ri/
Origin of vapory
First recorded in 1590-1600; vapor + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is only the form of St. Vincent, bathed in vapory gold by the sun.

  • Evaporation is the changing of a solid or liquid body to a vapory form.

    The Elements of Agriculture George E. Waring
  • The vapory masses above the strait may cause the pictures to be surrounded by a colored line.

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • The crêpe will be as a cloud thrown over the dress—a transparent, vapory, impalpable cloud.

    Parisian Points of View Ludovic Halvy
  • His presence is surmised only when he has disappeared, generally leaving behind him a vapory cloud.

  • Their breath was blown in two vapory columns from their nostrils and drifted about their heads like steam about a locomotive.

    Boyhood in Norway Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • This departing of the big steamers, noons or afternoons—there is no better medicine when one is listless or vapory.

    Complete Prose Works Walt Whitman
  • The morning was thick and sultry, the sky overcast with low, vapory clouds.

    The Battle of Gettysburg Frank Aretas Haskell
  • The wind was strong and cold, blowing the vapory water-smoke in long trails across the surface of the waves.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • The most glorious sunset—where the vapory billows of the sky have caught the bloom of the dying Autumn—cannot rival it.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley

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