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specter -- as in: specter of national poverty
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Was it not a mental spectre of the face of one of the jesuits whom some of the boys called Lantern Jaws and others Foxy Campbell?
  • Stephen smiled again in answer to the smile which he could not see on the priest’s shadowed face, its image or spectre only passing rapidly across his mind as the low discreet accent fell upon his ear.
  • The formula which he wrote obediently on the sheet of paper, the coiling and uncoiling calculations of the professor, the spectre-like symbols of force and velocity fascinated and jaded Stephen’s mind.

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  • From where I sit on the field, he’s a bizarre specter, so frail and ashen.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • It was my father, standing on my doorstep like some awful specter summoned by my hatefulness.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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