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specter
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a mental image of something frightening or disturbing

or:

a ghostly appearing image
  • He seized it now and swept it backwards and forwards in as large an area as he could, apparently to ban these ugly spectres, crying in a hoarse sort of screech— "Back, back, Mrs. Waule!
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (86% in)

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