into thin air

idiom

: in a very sudden and mysterious way
My keys seem to have vanished/disappeared into thin air.

Examples of into thin air in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the car accident, Savannah disappears into thin air as the focus returns to the Delaney family. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 14 Mar. 2024 In one scene, an immigrant who is denied a visa vanishes into thin air; Alejandro’s own journey through the system is rendered as an infinite, architectural maze. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2024 In the end, both Cruz and Residente turn into dust that disappears into thin air. Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 21 Feb. 2024 The other version of events is: Annie is left there, and the tongue is cut and the tongue disappears into thin air. Kate Aurthur, Variety, 19 Feb. 2024 Somehow, a 12-foot-tall, full-body polar bear mount that had long presided over the second floor had vanished into thin air. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 1 Feb. 2024 Just after the last sunset of the year, eight scientists at a secretive research station seem to vanish into thin air. Alison Herman, Variety, 12 Jan. 2024 By the time the boys arrived home and police were summoned, Jacob and the man had vanished into thin air. Johnny Dodd, Peoplemag, 19 Oct. 2023 There’s no way that my brother would just vanish into thin air like this. Melissa Alonso, CNN, 7 Sep. 2023

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“Into thin air.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/into%20thin%20air. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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