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Definition a ghostlike figure or its appearance

More rarely, apparition can refer to any strange, other-worldly, thing or its appearance. Even more rarely, apparition can by a synonym for appearance. The Harry Potter series uses the word both ways.
  • Hamlet saw an apparition at midnight.
apparition = a ghostlike figure
  • She saw an apparition of the dead man.
  • apparition = ghostlike figure
  • She said she saw an apparition of Jesus.
  • apparition = ghostlike appearance
  • Every night, in his dreams, an apparition would form in his head and burn there.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • apparition = ghostlike figure
  • In which she swears that she never saw familiar spirits, apparitions, nor any manifest of the Devil.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • apparitions = ghostlike figures
  • Phantasms specters ghouls visitants post-terrestrials apparitions, Lidewij.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • apparitions = ghostlike figures
  • They are soundless apparitions that speak to me, with looks and gestures silently, without any word—
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • apparitions = ghostlike figures
  • An Apparition at the Door
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • apparition = ghostlike figure
  • It looked through the windows, trying to find a way inside, and as it simultaneously thickened and spread, it turned the trail of humans into apparitions.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • apparitions = ghostlike figures
  • Dreadful apparition, why do you trouble me?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • apparition = ghostlike figure
  • Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the duster.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • apparition = ghostlike figure
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • apparition = a ghostlike figure
  • There are—Lidewij, there are two adolescent apparitions outside the door.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • apparitions = ghostlike figures
  • "Apparitions?" she asked with a pleasant Dutch lilt.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • apparitions = ghostlike figures
  • The apparition walked backward from him; and at every step it took, the window raised itself a little, so that when the spectre reached it, it was wide open.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • apparition = ghostlike figure
  • They arise no more; we are dead and they stand remote on the horizon, they are a mysterious reflection, an apparition, that haunts us, that we fear and love without hope.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • apparition = ghostlike figure
  • And at night, waking out of a dream, overwhelmed and bewitched by the crowding apparitions, a man perceives with alarm how slight is the support, how thin the boundary that divides him from the darkness.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • apparitions = ghostlike figures
  • At the unexpected apparition, no one dared even to breathe.
    Carlo Collodi  --  The Adventures Of Pinocchio
  • These weird apparitions had been handsome youths, clad in fashionable attire, fifteen minutes before, but now they did not resemble any beings one ever sees unless in nightmares.
    Mark Twain  --  A Tramp Abroad

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