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Definitiona 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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