A sudden or unusual sight:
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An ideal person or thing
The spirit of a dead person, especially one that is believed to appear to the living in bodily form or to haunt specific locations.
(Philos.) A mental impression of a real person or thing
Something that exists only in the mind; illusion
A person who returns, as after a long absence
(Archaic) A shadow
A faint indication; a foreshadowing:
Any object of fear or dread
An inclination or tendency of a specified kind:
Something faint or insubstantial:
(Slang) A spy or secret agent
A place much frequented.
An imaginary hobgoblin or terror used to frighten children into good conduct
(Slang) A worthless, despicable person.
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