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 Meanings and Examples of PHANTOM
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phantom
 n.  something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; ghost or apparition; sprite
Classic Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
1  It was as though she had stepped, not out of, but into, Reynolds's canvas, banishing the phantom of his dead beauty by the beams of her living grace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
2  Daylight disbanded the phantom crew, and made it clear to her that she would hear from Selden before noon; but the day passed without his writing or coming.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
3  It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
4  My arm hung over the counterpane, and the nameless, unimaginable, silent form or phantom, to which the hand belonged, seemed closely seated by my bed-side.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
5  The vast white headless phantom floats further and further from the ship, and every rod that it so floats, what seem square roods of sharks and cubic roods of fowls, augment the murderous din.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 69. The Funeral.
6  When she and Robert stepped into Tonie's boat, with the red lateen sail, misty spirit forms were prowling in the shadows and among the reeds, and upon the water were phantom ships, speeding to cover.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
7  But now, in the nighttime, when he lay tossing about, there would come stalking into his chamber a grisly phantom, the sight of which made his flesh curl and his hair to bristle up.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
8  Once again, as when he had come out of the hospital, he was bound hand and foot, and facing the grisly phantom of starvation.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 27
9  He beat his foot upon the ground, and scowled with hate at the swirling smoke that was approaching like a phantom flood.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 17
10  Whichever way his thoughts turned they were followed by the somber phantom of the desertion in the fields.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
11  The almost violent serenity of the funereal moment had disappeared; the phantom of social justice tormented him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
12  He gazed at the galley-sergeant standing a few paces from him; the galley-sergeant seemed a phantom to him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
13  All of a sudden the phantom dealt him a blow with his cudgel.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
14  This phantom caused the old world to tremble.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT
15  That phantom was lying in wait for him.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
Example Sentence:
1  Have you heard the story of the phantom riders passing by in the night?
2  From the vantage point around the corner on Judge Street, the houses look like they line a phantom road.
3  A phantom coach is said to pass through the grounds of this house when there's a full moon.