At the unexpected apparition, no one dared even to breathe.
Carlo Collodi -- The Adventures Of Pinocchio
These weird apparitions had been handsome youths, clad in fashionable attire, fifteen minutes before, but now they did not resemble any beings one ever sees unless in nightmares.
Mark Twain -- A Tramp Abroad
apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes to Bernadette Soubirous, in Lourdes, France
William Shakespeare -- Macbeth
Miss Rachel’s switch made perfect contact with the sacred apparition’s behind.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
He was like an apparition—there was something unreal about him.
James Dashner -- The Scorch Trials
Yetta’s brain was still trying to make sense of what she was seeing: She was working on a theory that maybe these women were apparitions, hallucinations brought on by her having skipped breakfast.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
And there, like an apparition, an image from an unknown past showed Gregory Illea with a tight expression on his face, his suit crisp and his stance tall.
Kiera Cass -- The Elite
So interested were they that they swam in for a closer view of this apparition on the shore.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
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I realize, probably too late, that I wish to leave something of myself, a small service to Bedley Run, and not simply a respectable headstone, but after seeing the generic, forlorn closedness of the store, I feel precipitously insubstantial behind the wheel, like an apparition who has visited too long.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
In the dark mildewed wing, where the rotting mosquito nets hang, lives the apparition of the Dutch governor’s daughter.
Michael Ondaatje -- Running in the Family
We swerved into an industrial area of dilapidated warehouses, the smoking apparitions still closing in behind us.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
They drove away leaving that name, Castor, hanging in the air like some horrible apparition, like the key to a lock, like the solution to an unsolved crime.
Edward Bloor -- Tangerine
…dive from Zollverein past Schulpforta, past the horrors of Russia and Ukraine, past the mother and daughter in Vienna, his ambition and shame becoming one and the same, to the nadir in this basement on the rim of the continent where the apparition chants nonsense—Frau Schwartzenberger walks toward him, transforming herself as she approaches from woman to girl—her hair becomes red again, her skin smooths, a seven-year-old girl presses her face up against his, and in the center of…
Anthony Doerr -- All the Light We Cannot See
He disappeared into the trees swiftly, an apparition, a passing thought.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
—but when each time she struggled up like a swimmer put of slumber his words bubbled away and fled from her memory, and she was left only with the fading apparition of her father, comfortless and severe, somehow even vaguely threatening.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
As he approached the fiery gray apparition, he was fairly sure it was a garden-variety wraith—a lost soul who had died in pain.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
She looked openmouthed at me, then turned to Jamie for an explanation of this apparition.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
An Apparition at the Door
R.J. Palacio -- Wonder
"I mean," said Hobie — he’d wiped the black off his hands, was reaching for his brush with a sort of apparitional fixity, like a ghost intent upon its task—"the sales end has never been my bailiwick, you know that, but I’ve been in this business a long time.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
There are—Lidewij, there are two adolescent apparitions outside the door.
John Green -- The Fault in Our Stars
Every night, in his dreams, an apparition would form in his head and burn there.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
In which she swears that she never saw familiar spirits, apparitions, nor any manifest of the Devil.
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
A car so fantastically powerful, so superlatively beautiful that it had all the nature of an apparition.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
He saw only a flash of pale skin and enormous eyes—the haunted image of an apparition—and cried out, tried to run, but it was too late.
James Dashner -- The Maze Runner
The two other draftsmen botched their work from the mere thought of such an apparition standing behind them.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
Had I seen an apparition in the most frightful shape, I could not have been more confounded.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
There used to be a swarm of these small apparitions in holiday time, and we called them children of the Lord of Misrule.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
And now she longed to touch him again, to prove to herself again that he was really here, that he was not a dream, an apparition.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
"Which of you is Holmes?" asked this apparition.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Mademoiselle Bourienne was the first to recover herself after this apparition and began speaking about the prince’s indisposition.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
The two were identical except that the apparition seemed purer and glowed white-hot.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
The apparition had outstripped me: it stood looking through the gate.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
It looked through the windows, trying to find a way inside, and as it simultaneously thickened and spread, it turned the trail of humans into apparitions.
Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the duster.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
I guess the apparition of Billy Shelton was standing hard by my shoulder, trying to frighten the life out of me and ready to throw me out of the navy if I blew it.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
They arise no more; we are dead and they stand remote on the horizon, they are a mysterious reflection, an apparition, that haunts us, that we fear and love without hope.
Erich Maria Remarque -- All Quiet on the Western Front
When I first beheld this apparition—for I could scarcely regard it as less—my wonder and my terror were extreme.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Black Cat
But if one of the playful apparitions got close to us, I pinched it.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
We were, as we believed, many hundred miles from any land; but this apparition seemed to denote that it was not, in reality, so distant as we had supposed.
Mary Shelley -- Frankenstein
This apparition was so strange and so solemn, that every one rose, with the exception of Carlini, who remained seated, and ate and drank calmly.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
But the terror of this new apparition brought me to a stand.
Robert Louis Stevenson -- Treasure Island
It was not jamais vu, since the apparition was not of someone, or something, familiar appearing to him in an unfamiliar guise.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
Robert Langdon and Vittoria Vetra looked like apparitions as they staggered into the library.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
Mr. Malfoy then saw an extraordinary apparition.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Each one cracked down the middle, and ghostly apparitions appeared from the stone like locusts breaking out of their shells.
Rick Riordan -- The Red Pyramid
Glancing around, Clary saw that no one else on the hospital steps or standing by its doors seemed to notice the apparition.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Ashes
Popped up right in front of me, like an apparition or something.
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
I shivered, remembering the apparition that had appeared in the sky over Washington, D.C.—a writhing giant snake.