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specter -- as in: specter of national poverty
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Flowers for Algernon
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  • …it necessary to see tangible results of his work. undoubtedly the result of pressure by mrs. nemur. contrary to my earlier impressions of him, i realize that dr. nemur is not at all a genius. he has a very good mind, but it struggles under the spectre of self-doubt. he wants people to take him for a genius. therefore, it is important for him to feel that his work is accepted by the world. i believe that dr. nemur was afraid of further delay because he worried that someone else might…

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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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