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specter
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

15 uses
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Definition
a mental image of something frightening or disturbing

or:

a ghostly appearing image
  • Gringoire flew thither, hoping to escape, by the swiftness of his legs, from the three infirm spectres who had clutched him.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (20% in)
  • "In the Court of Miracles," replied a fourth spectre, who had accosted them.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (21% in)
  • With Michael Angelo dead, what does this miserable architecture, which survived itself in the state of a spectre, do?
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (72% in)
  • It was one of those spectres, half light, half shadow, such as one beholds in dreams and in the extraordinary work of Goya, pale, motionless, sinister, crouching over a tomb, or leaning against the grating of a prison cell.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (77% in)
  • At first sight one took her for a spectre; at the second, for a statue.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (80% in)
  • "Impious wretch!" muttered the spectre.
    2.7.7 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 7 — The Mysterious Monk (60% in)
  • She gazed fixedly for several minutes at this sort of spectre.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (25% in)
  • When he re-entered the streets, the passers-by elbowing each other by the light of the shop-fronts, produced upon him the effect of a constant going and coming of spectres about him.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (55% in)
  • When she had passed on, he began to descend the staircase again, with the slowness which he had observed in the spectre, believing himself to be a spectre too, haggard, with hair on end, his extinguished lamp still in his hand; and as he descended the spiral steps, he distinctly heard in his ear a voice laughing and repeating,— "A spirit passed before my face, and I heard a small voice, and the hair of my flesh stood up."
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (99% in)
  • When she had passed on, he began to descend the staircase again, with the slowness which he had observed in the spectre, believing himself to be a spectre too, haggard, with hair on end, his extinguished lamp still in his hand; and as he descended the spiral steps, he distinctly heard in his ear a voice laughing and repeating,— "A spirit passed before my face, and I heard a small voice, and the hair of my flesh stood up."
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (99% in)
  • As soon as he learned that the gypsy was alive, the cold ideas of spectre and tomb which had persecuted him for a whole day vanished, and the flesh returned to goad him.
    2.9.5 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 5 — The Key to the Red Door (63% in)
  • But little by little the first vapors of terror had been dissipated; from the constantly increasing noise, and from many other signs of reality, she felt herself besieged not by spectres, but by human beings.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (2% in)
  • A glimpse could be caught of him in the obscurity, in the bow of the boat, like a spectre.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (12% in)
  • He looked like the ghost of himself; that is an effect of the moonlight, it seems as though one beheld only the spectres of things in that light.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (27% in)
  • "Don't lie to me, old spectre!" said he.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (65% in)

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