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My van, Gizmo, shook violently as I traversed the sixteen-mile washboard road up to Mowich Lake, Rainier hovering like an apparition on the horizon.

The superb list of guest stars includes Bowen Yang, Vanessa Williams, John Slattery and Fey herself, appearing, incredibly, as an apparition of Dolly Parton.

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Petrie repeatedly refers to Elefantin as an apparition, a revenant, an illusion.

Rogue waves are sea ghosts, terrifying apparitions that arise without warning.

During our drive home from dinner, an apparition of a yellow deer appears to me, seeming to float in the air over the Cullinan’s massive bonnet.

And then Further is gone, back on the road, like a time-traveling relic from another era or an apparition of Jerry Garcia.

Mukamazimpaka also last reported seeing an apparition in 1989.

It will be far more consequential than the weird apparition of the gun–crazed rocker Ted Nugent at the State of the Union.

And the president has to be himself too, not the sudden apparition of an inauthentic pol.

His challenge to use this week to cast the race as between two flesh-and-blood men, not the apparition of 2008.

Terrified with this apparition, he consulted several friends, who advised him to take the advice.

This apparition lasted some eight minutes, and as soon as it disappeared another came of the same form, direction and appearance.

The lions stopped also, being evidently taken by surprise at the sudden and unexpected apparition of a man!

Yet, the harder I stared the clearer appeared the amazing and monstrous apparition.

Humanity shut its eyes in view of the hideous apparition of wan and haggard beggary and crime.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to apparition, such as: bogeyman, chimera, delusion, hallucination, haunt, and illusion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.