Notebook, 1993-



A pervading influence . . . . Environment . . . . The dominant mood or emotional tone of a work of art, as of a play or novel . . . . A distinctive quality, as of a place.... Enveloping, Surrounding, Pervading, Embracing, Fundamental, Supporting, Dominant, General, etc.

Mild, charged, clear, misty, bright, warm, bouyant . . . . scholarly, controversial, formal, elevating, historic, pedantic, elegant, friendly, open, stately . . . . classic, romantic, 18th-c., archaic, Etruscan, colonial, Latin, British, mannerist, impressionist, agrarian, Parisian, literary . . . .

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Atmosphere 1. the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth: the air. 2. this medium at a given place. 3. Astron. the gaseous envelope surrounding a celestial body. 4. Chem. any gaseous envelope or medium. 5. a conventional unit of pressure, the normal pressure of the air at sea level, about 14.7 pounds per square in ch. Abbr; atm. 6. a pervading influence; environment. 7. the dominant mood or emotional tone of a work of art, as of a play or novel. 8. a distinctive quality, as of a place.... [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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