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a mental representation of some haunting experience

a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else

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the visible disembodied soul of a dead person

a suggestion of some quality

move like a ghost

haunt like a ghost

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write for someone else

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The schoolhouse being deserted soon fell to decay, and was reported to be haunted by the ghost of the unfortunate pedagogue and the plough-boy, loitering homeward of a still summer evening, has often fancied his voice at a distance, chanting a melancholy psalm tune among the tranquil solitudes of Sleepy Hollow.
We can't ever tell the right time, and besides this kind of thing's too awful, here this time of night with witches and ghosts a-flut- tering around so.
The master-passion of shopping might claim his own again -- but the ghost was not laid yet.
I wear the chain I forged in life,' replied the Ghost.
If the ghosts kill me, you will see me no more, or the club either; but if I live I will bring you back the bones, or, if I do not find them, I will render the Watcher into your hands again.
The truth is that the idea of the skeleton came from the description of the ghost given by Joseph Buquet, the chief scene-shifter, who had really seen the ghost.
This,' I answered, 'must be as it may please heaven, but tell me and tell me and tell me true, I see my poor mother's ghost close by us; she is sitting by the blood without saying a word, and though I am her own son she does not remember me and speak to me; tell me, Sir, how I can make her know me.
Now there was a Ghost last month--I don't mean a real Ghost in in Supernature--but in a Magazine.
He means to keep his appointment with the ghost, does he?
         He saw a ghost.
Of quite another kind, though equally "out of the common," was the incident of Hetty Parlow's ghost.
Though I can't say I ever actually saw a ghost in my life, yet I am certain I should know one, if I saw him, better than that comes to.
By the following morning the storm had blown itself quite out and the Ghost was rolling slightly on a calm sea without a breath of wind.
He has been punished, not because he said he saw a ghost last night, but because he is too impudent and too obstinate to listen to reason, and because he persists in saying he saw the ghost after I have told him that no such thing can possibly be.
It was marvellous to observe how the ghosts of bygone meals were continually rising up before him -- not in anger or retribution, but as if grateful for his former appreciation, and seeking to repudiate an endless series of enjoyment.