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specter
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

2 uses
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Definition
a mental image of something frightening or disturbing

or:

a ghostly appearing image
  • I fear you more than any specter I have seen.
    p. 247.2
  • The slow-moving man who appeared to be her husband folded and unfolded his beefy arms, and spontaneously, upon the mother's utterance—the specter in jungle fatigues tipped his head back and spat another sizable, mud-colored trajectory.
    p. 597.7

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