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 Meanings and Examples of GHOST
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ghost
 n.  the spirit of a dead person
 n.  a memory, usually of something or someone bad
Classic Sentence: (133 in 9 pages)
1  She did surprise two of them so much that Meg started as if she had seen a ghost, and Mr. Brooke vanished into the study.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
2  She put it away, but it haunted her, not delightfully as a new dress should, but dreadfully like the ghost of a folly that was not easily laid.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
3  She opened with hospitable haste, and started as if another ghost had come to surprise her, for there stood a tall bearded gentleman, beaming on her from the darkness like a midnight sun.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
4  You must go to the house of Hades and of dread Proserpine to consult the ghost of the blind Theban prophet Teiresias, whose reason is still unshaken.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
5  Then draw your sword and sit there, so as to prevent any other poor ghost from coming near the spilt blood before Teiresias shall have answered your questions.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
6  The first ghost that came was that of my comrade Elpenor, for he had not yet been laid beneath the earth.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
7  Then came the ghost of my dead mother Anticlea, daughter to Autolycus.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
8  Then came also the ghost of Theban Teiresias, with his golden sceptre in his hand.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
9  '"'Mother,' said I, 'I was forced to come here to consult the ghost of the Theban prophet Teiresias.'
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
10  Then I tried to find some way of embracing my poor mother's ghost.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
11  When Proserpine had dismissed the female ghosts in all directions, the ghost of Agamemnon son of Atreus came sadly up to me, surrounded by those who had perished with him in the house of Aegisthus.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
12  When I had told him this, the ghost of Achilles strode off across a meadow full of asphodel, exulting over what I had said concerning the prowess of his son.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
13  Here they found the ghost of Achilles son of Peleus, with those of Patroclus, Antilochus, and Ajax, who was the finest and handsomest man of all the Danaans after the son of Peleus himself.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
14  They gathered round the ghost of the son of Peleus, and the ghost of Agamemnon joined them, sorrowing bitterly.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
15  Round him were gathered also the ghosts of those who had perished with him in the house of Aegisthus; and the ghost of Achilles spoke first.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
Example Sentence:
1  The pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former landlord.
2  I thought I saw a ghost, but perhaps it was only a trick of the light.
3  There is no such thing as a ghost in reality.
4  The ghost of a smile played round her lips.
5  He told them a spine-chilling ghost story.
6  Then away out in the woods I heard that kind of a sound that a ghost makes when it wants to tell about something that's on its mind and can't make itself understood, and so can't rest easy in its grave, and has to go about that way every night grieving.
7  While Casper the friendly ghost is an incorporeal being, nevertheless he and his fellow ghosts make quite an impact on the physical world.
8  From this wonderful writer who continues to astonish us, now comes a chilling ghost story.
9  In that eerie setting, it was easy to believe in ghosts and other supernatural beings.
10  Well, that's mostly because they don't like to go where a man's been murdered, anyway -- but nothing's ever been seen around that house except in the night -- just some blue lights slipping by the windows--no regular ghosts.
11  Stories about ghosts in the cathedral have entered the mythology of the town.
12  I don't think ghosts exist.
13  I don't believe in all that stuff about ghosts.
14  They sat in wan silver moonlight that ghosted through the windows.