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specter
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

2 uses
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Definition
a mental image of something frightening or disturbing

or:

a ghostly appearing image
  • The specter of technology the Sutherlands are running from becomes not an evil but a positive fun thing.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • But first, to give this other specter his walking papers, I should say the following: Perhaps he would have gone in the direction I'm now about to go in if this second wave of crystallization, the metaphysical wave, had finally grounded out where I'll be grounding it out, that is, in the everyday world.
    Part 3 (42% in)

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