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See, 'tis myself here standing alive, no specter that speaks!

I—I may tell you that this specter has been shot at before without the slightest effect.

They compliment themselves and push the specter of age aside.

But something happened which drove the specter of fear away.

It was his lost daughter, and her companion—the Specter Bridegroom!

They on their part gazed at him as if they had encountered a specter.

He, whom she had seen only a little while ago, had become this thing, this specter!

An apparition, a specter, or simply the effect of an hallucination?

What was his opinion of the specter, and in what category of phantoms did he place it?

But the clean-up slogan was not able alone to conquer the specter of disease.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French spectre "an image, figure, ghost" (16c.), from Latin spectrum "appearance, vision, apparition" (see spectrum).

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