the ether


: the sky
The balloon disappeared into the ether.
plucked an answer out of the ether
used especially when describing electronic signals that travel through the air
broadcasting radio signals into the ether
sent a message over/through the ether

Examples of the ether in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That means more than 84% of Cedars-Sinai’s gross charges disappeared into the ether. Bob Herman Reprints, STAT, 20 Nov. 2023 Instead of banning this kind of atrociously racist and anti-Semitic behavior into the ether, never to be seen again, Musk actually engages with it—and endorses it! Kylie Robison, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2023 The alley framed a postcard view of the Empire State Building, rising into the ether. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Anything a blog throws into the ether is likely to be shared and devoured by fans. Herb Scribner, Washington Post, 16 Oct. 2023 The decision to attribute Trump’s strength to the indictments, then, is a choice the chattering class is making, plucked from the ether. Jess Coleman, The New Republic, 11 Sep. 2023 But Papa has gone missing, Etienne is nowhere to be found and Marie is stuck sending radio transmissions out into the ether. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Sep. 2023 Everything else can just be left in the ether between us. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 5 Apr. 2023 Parsing this formulation requires familiarity with two relatively trivial online entities—Pop Crave and Chart Data—both of which exist to spew unattributed pop-culture facts into the ether. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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“The ether.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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