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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPARITIONAL

She was a slave to hideous rites, gazing at the apparitional snake.

That is, matter manifests itself in form, and form is apparitional.

Buddha is the all-loving teacher, assuming the shape of the beings whom he teaches; this is the Nirmna Kya, his apparitional body.

This is the second person of the Buddhist triad, the apparitional body of Gotama.

So with the apparitional world: the delusion passes, and unity remains.

The marines, with an annoyed air, were settling down again when an apparitional figure came from the bushes.

Viola came to us out of the primeval woods with an effect of apparitional beauty.

To look back at all is to meet the apparitional and to find in its ghostly face the silent stare of an appeal.

The form that was Jesse Fancher, the body that was his, being matter and apparitional, like an apparition passed and was not.

She had come so swiftly, with a silence so apparitional, that he fell back as from a blow between the eyes.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "unclosing" (of Heaven), from Anglo-French aparicion, Old French apparition, aparoison (15c.), used in reference to the Epiphany (revealing of Christ child to the Wise Men), from Late Latin apparitionem (nominative apparitio) "an appearance," also "attendants," in classical Latin "service, servants," noun of action from past participle stem of apparere "appear" (see appear). Meaning "ghost" first recorded c.1600; the shade of sense differentiation between appearance and apparition is that the latter tends to be unexpected or startling.

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