The young moon shed only a wan and wraithlike radiance over the plain.
He is a wraithlike double of Olivier, already able to reckon up all values.
He called down maledictions on those two strange, impassive, wraithlike forms hardly more than half seen in the darkness and fog.
His body was so frail, so wraithlike, that one almost expected to see through it the magnificent tapestries on the walls.
Her dress flickered and flashed through the trees beside the track; it was a wraithlike streak in the twilight.
But it did not quite vanish; it held its wraithlike outlines, and in a moment began sliding silently backward.
But it is a wraithlike thing, and undulates and falls before our eyes like flames that have neither redness nor heat.
He moved quickly in that direction, saw now a wraithlike figure in white.
Another second passed; it was visibly growing tenuous, wraithlike!
Here were associations almost living, they were so vivid, yet wraithlike in sheer removedness.
1510s, "ghost," Scottish, of uncertain origin. Weekley suggests Old Norse vorðr "guardian" in the sense of "guardian angel." Klein points to Gaelic and Irish arrach "specter, apparition."