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spectre
American English: /ˈspɛktər/
British English: /ˈspɛktə/

noun

  • (British English) specter
    Example sentences
    • Only when memory is, like the narrator's in Kesey's novel, sufficiently dim, do the dead appear as specters and ghosts.
    • He believes the spectre is the ghost of Pte Crowley, of the 11th North Devonshire Regiment.
    • 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.

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