specter vs spectre

specter spectre

Definitions

  • 1) A ghostly apparition.
  • 2) A haunting or disturbing image or prospect.
  • 3) A ghostly apparition; a phantom.
  • 4) (Zoöl.) any phyllostome bat.
  • 5) (Zoöl.) a skeleton shrimp. See under Skeleton.
  • 6) A stick insect.
  • 7) (Zoöl.) a belemnite.
  • 8) The tarsius.
  • 9) Something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost; a phantom.
  • 10) a ghostly appearing figure
  • 11) a mental representation of some haunting experience
  • 12) The specter-lemur.
  • 13) A specter-shrimp.
  • 14) Synonyms Apparition, Phantom, etc. See ghost.
  • 15) A ghostly apparition; a visible incorporeal human spirit; an appearance of the dead as when living.
  • 16) The specter-bat.
  • 17) In zoology: One of many names of gressorial orthopterous insects of the family Phasmidæ; a walking-stick or stick-insect; a specter-insect.

Definitions

  • 1) Alternative spelling of specter.
  • 2) See specter.
  • 3) a ghostly appearing figure
  • 4) a mental representation of some haunting experience
  • 5) See specter.

Examples

  • 1) ‘Only when memory is, like the narrator's in Kesey's novel, sufficiently dim, do the dead appear as specters and ghosts.’
  • 2) ‘He believes the spectre is the ghost of Pte Crowley, of the 11th North Devonshire Regiment.’
  • 3) ‘In curing speech of specters and ghosts, analytical philosophy claims to cleanse the mind of a dreamy fondness for every sort of idealism, vitalism, Platonism, and transcendentalism.’
  • 4) ‘It was as if I were following a hidden specter or ghost.’
  • 5) ‘I searched the entire throne room, expecting to find a specter or ghost pop out at any second, and my imagination slowly took over reason.’
  • 6) ‘As more people got into the accusation game, the stories became more bizarre, with accusers claiming, for example, to have seen the specters of witches and witnessed their deeds.’
  • 7) ‘A hunter of ghosts since his late teens, 35-year-old Taylor says interest in spooks, specters and other spiritual what-not is greater than ever.’
  • 8) ‘When is the last time you played a ‘survival-horror’ game that featured specters, spirits, and ghosts as the main enemy?’
  • 9) ‘Of course, this scary apparition is a specter much more often cited than sighted.’
  • 10) ‘Earlier I compared the apparition of specters in Observe the Sons of Ulster to sequences of reverance in Macbeth and Hamlet.’
  • 11) ‘The actress was forced to review her disbelief in ghosts when she saw a spectre at New York's Belasco Theater.’
  • 12) ‘They both sensed the spectre's presence at the same time.’
  • 13) ‘The train, with its dim lights, stood there like a monster spectre in the dark.’
  • 14) ‘I didn't know why, but the invisible specter made his presence more felt.’
  • 15) ‘In such a light, psychology would be the science of the double, of specters, and every photograph a double exposure.’
  • 16) ‘The castle itself was haunted, and not just be family ghosts like the Manor, but by terrifying blood drenched spectres, ghouls and a poltergeist.’
  • 17) ‘But the movie is mostly about people seeing ghost images on TVs, seeing specters and electronics turning themselves on and off.’
  • 18) ‘People love to be frightened by make-believe versions of the supernatural, such as ghost stories and vividly hideous specters that pop out of the dark.’
  • 19) ‘The two men led us in silence, moving like two specters from something out of a ghost story.’
  • 20) ‘It was translucent and obviously a ghost or a close variation of a specter, bowing at the young scientist courteously.’
  • 21) ‘Lately she's been thinking a lot about selling her home to break free from debt, because she fears the specter of foreclosure every day.’
  • 22) ‘Our world has changed; we must adjust our living habits as necessary to address the increased danger that the specter of terrorism brings.’
  • 23) ‘It also raises the specter of a dangerous shift toward protectionism.’
  • 24) ‘In China, a huge surplus and high savings are raising the specter of inflation.’
  • 25) ‘Again, the specter of counterparty risk becomes an issue.’
  • 26) ‘Jamieson, a lawyer, raised the spectre of legal trouble for the assembly if chiefs were not allowed to vote.’
  • 27) ‘The city transportation engineer offered these encouraging words at a preferred-parking hearing, in response to a questioner who had raised the specter of counterfeit parking permits.’
  • 28) ‘A final problem is the specter of human reproductive cloning - to which nearly all voters are opposed.’
  • 29) ‘And with the creep of monetary inflation comes the specter of myriad inflationary effects, currency debasement, and progressive monetary disorder.’
  • 30) ‘We would have a brighter future, not threatened by the specter of global warming.’
  • 31) ‘The ease with which he could jump from a crisis of British farming to the spectre of biological warfare highlighted the salience of fear as a political resource today.’
  • 32) ‘That was the Fed's first rate hike in four years, driven by growing evidence of a strengthening U.S. labour market and the spectre of new inflationary pressures.’
  • 33) ‘Such a government is threatened at all times by the spectre of a vote of non-confidence, forcing an election or change of government.’
  • 34) ‘Biological, chemical and nuclear threats have all figured large, as has the spectre of the suicide bomber or pilot.’
  • 35) ‘There is not a sport within the Olympic movement that does not have a cloud hanging over it in terms of the spectre of drug abuse.’
  • 36) ‘But a series of U.S. and Soviet hydrogen bomb tests reawakened public fears, this time focused on the specter of radioactive fallout.’
  • 37) ‘However, intensive care also raises the specter of treatment for treatment's sake and fears of a life prolonged needlessly by machines.’
  • 38) ‘The spectre of fascism is not haunting Europe, reports Dominic Standish from Italy.’

Examples

  • 1) It keeps the spectre of death at bay.
  • 2) The dark spectre of relegation moves closer by the day.
  • 3) The spectre of legal action hangs over the end of the affair.
  • 4) Civil war was the spectre they feared most.
  • 5) Now the striker is determined to help remove the spectre of relegation hanging over his club.
  • 6) Europe also faces the spectre of deflation and this week its central bank meets to decide how to stave it off.
  • 7) What about the spectre of deflation?
  • 8) The performance against Italy raised the spectre of a repeat.
  • 9) In the image, this spectre can be seen.
  • 10) But if the new fee changes bed down satisfactorily, that spectre may be seen off.
  • 11) The spectre of deflation returns to Japan timesonline.
  • 12) The spectre of relegation in April has this effect on the most experienced of old pros.
  • 13) The sell-off was caused by lacklustre global growth and the spectre of deflation.
  • 14) Other times it will lurch lower, raising the spectre of deflation.
  • 15) For bond owners, a slowdown in the world economy raises the spectre that borrowers will fail to repay their debts.
  • 16) So, too, does the unremitting spectre of war.
  • 17) Something has to change, surely, if the spectre of relegation is not to appear again.
  • 18) For Kent, there is the spectre of relegation.
  • 19) Aside from Brexit, one of the main topics at the meeting was the spectre of currency wars.
  • 20) The destruction raised the spectre of a return to the civil war which ravaged the north African country in the 1990s.
  • 21) The move raised the spectre of Russia as a bully, a country ready to make its neighbours freeze if they defied its wishes.
  • 22) Labour will today vow not to raise VAT in an attempt to raise the spectre of a further increase under the Tories.
  • 23) It also raises the spectre of the American taxman taking retrospective action against scores of US companies that have moved offshore in recent years.
  • 24) Still, as his career continues, Dynamo finds that a certain spectre of the past keeps popping up …
  • 25) 'What a monstrous spectre is this man, this disease of the agglutinated dust, lifting alternate feet or lying drugged with slumber; killing, feeding, growing, bringing forth small copies of himself; grown up with hair like grass, fitted with eyes that glitter in his face; a thing to set children screaming.
  • 26) A spectre is haunting The New York Times Company — the spectre of arithmetic.
  • 27) In the dark of night, a chilling sexual spectre is making its way through the house, hovering over the sleeping girl and terrorizing her fragile mother.
  • 28) That cult classic television series dealt with a reporter who, in investigating a series of bizarre murders, would always come across some supernatural spectre from the past.
  • 29) How I've missed Scoop after all these years I can't imagine and in this edition it is followed by The Loved One, another spectre from the era of Form Vc at Nonsuch Girls, who now I think on it had an odd and very quirky shared sense in humour and books.
  • 30) "subterranean folk" who dwelt there, and whom he described as a spectre herd, with little, ugly, pale, or bluish human shapes, dotted in grey, and with black head-gear.
  • 31) ‘Only when memory is, like the narrator's in Kesey's novel, sufficiently dim, do the dead appear as specters and ghosts.’
  • 32) ‘He believes the spectre is the ghost of Pte Crowley, of the 11th North Devonshire Regiment.’
  • 33) ‘In curing speech of specters and ghosts, analytical philosophy claims to cleanse the mind of a dreamy fondness for every sort of idealism, vitalism, Platonism, and transcendentalism.’
  • 34) ‘It was as if I were following a hidden specter or ghost.’
  • 35) ‘I searched the entire throne room, expecting to find a specter or ghost pop out at any second, and my imagination slowly took over reason.’
  • 36) ‘As more people got into the accusation game, the stories became more bizarre, with accusers claiming, for example, to have seen the specters of witches and witnessed their deeds.’
  • 37) ‘A hunter of ghosts since his late teens, 35-year-old Taylor says interest in spooks, specters and other spiritual what-not is greater than ever.’
  • 38) ‘When is the last time you played a ‘survival-horror’ game that featured specters, spirits, and ghosts as the main enemy?’
  • 39) ‘Of course, this scary apparition is a specter much more often cited than sighted.’
  • 40) ‘Earlier I compared the apparition of specters in Observe the Sons of Ulster to sequences of reverance in Macbeth and Hamlet.’
  • 41) ‘The actress was forced to review her disbelief in ghosts when she saw a spectre at New York's Belasco Theater.’
  • 42) ‘They both sensed the spectre's presence at the same time.’
  • 43) ‘The train, with its dim lights, stood there like a monster spectre in the dark.’
  • 44) ‘I didn't know why, but the invisible specter made his presence more felt.’
  • 45) ‘In such a light, psychology would be the science of the double, of specters, and every photograph a double exposure.’
  • 46) ‘The castle itself was haunted, and not just be family ghosts like the Manor, but by terrifying blood drenched spectres, ghouls and a poltergeist.’
  • 47) ‘But the movie is mostly about people seeing ghost images on TVs, seeing specters and electronics turning themselves on and off.’
  • 48) ‘People love to be frightened by make-believe versions of the supernatural, such as ghost stories and vividly hideous specters that pop out of the dark.’
  • 49) ‘The two men led us in silence, moving like two specters from something out of a ghost story.’
  • 50) ‘It was translucent and obviously a ghost or a close variation of a specter, bowing at the young scientist courteously.’
  • 51) ‘Lately she's been thinking a lot about selling her home to break free from debt, because she fears the specter of foreclosure every day.’
  • 52) ‘Our world has changed; we must adjust our living habits as necessary to address the increased danger that the specter of terrorism brings.’
  • 53) ‘It also raises the specter of a dangerous shift toward protectionism.’
  • 54) ‘In China, a huge surplus and high savings are raising the specter of inflation.’
  • 55) ‘Again, the specter of counterparty risk becomes an issue.’
  • 56) ‘Jamieson, a lawyer, raised the spectre of legal trouble for the assembly if chiefs were not allowed to vote.’
  • 57) ‘The city transportation engineer offered these encouraging words at a preferred-parking hearing, in response to a questioner who had raised the specter of counterfeit parking permits.’
  • 58) ‘A final problem is the specter of human reproductive cloning - to which nearly all voters are opposed.’
  • 59) ‘And with the creep of monetary inflation comes the specter of myriad inflationary effects, currency debasement, and progressive monetary disorder.’
  • 60) ‘We would have a brighter future, not threatened by the specter of global warming.’
  • 61) ‘The ease with which he could jump from a crisis of British farming to the spectre of biological warfare highlighted the salience of fear as a political resource today.’
  • 62) ‘That was the Fed's first rate hike in four years, driven by growing evidence of a strengthening U.S. labour market and the spectre of new inflationary pressures.’
  • 63) ‘Such a government is threatened at all times by the spectre of a vote of non-confidence, forcing an election or change of government.’
  • 64) ‘Biological, chemical and nuclear threats have all figured large, as has the spectre of the suicide bomber or pilot.’
  • 65) ‘There is not a sport within the Olympic movement that does not have a cloud hanging over it in terms of the spectre of drug abuse.’
  • 66) ‘But a series of U.S. and Soviet hydrogen bomb tests reawakened public fears, this time focused on the specter of radioactive fallout.’
  • 67) ‘However, intensive care also raises the specter of treatment for treatment's sake and fears of a life prolonged needlessly by machines.’
  • 68) ‘The spectre of fascism is not haunting Europe, reports Dominic Standish from Italy.’
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