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specter
used in A Tale of Two Cities

6 uses
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Definition
a mental image of something frightening or disturbing

or:

a ghostly appearing image
  • A hundred times the dozing passenger inquired of this spectre: "Buried how long?"
    1.3 — The Night Shadows (68% in)
  • All covered with dust, white as a spectre, tall as a spectre!
    2.8 — Monseigneur in the Country (48% in)
  • All covered with dust, white as a spectre, tall as a spectre!
    2.8 — Monseigneur in the Country (48% in)
  • Perhaps, to observe whether he had any spectre on his conscience.
    2.8 — Monseigneur in the Country (50% in)
  • The sweet scents of the summer night rose all around him, and rose, as the rain falls, impartially, on the dusty, ragged, and toil-worn group at the fountain not far away; to whom the mender of roads, with the aid of the blue cap without which he was nothing, still enlarged upon his man like a spectre, as long as they could bear it.
    2.8 — Monseigneur in the Country (94% in)
  • I make response, 'Tall as a spectre.'
    2.15 — Knitting (27% in)

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