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apparition
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition a ghostlike figure or its appearance

or more rarely:

an unexpected or strange appearance
  • The shade of a young butcher rises, like the apparition of an armed head in Macbeth.
    Chapters 16-18 (88% in)
  • What the waiter thought of such a strange little apparition coming in all alone, I don't know; but I can see him now, staring at me as I ate my dinner, and bringing up the other waiter to look.
    Chapters 10-12 (59% in)

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