ghostliness


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ghost·ly

 (gōst′lē)
adj. ghost·li·er, ghost·li·est
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a ghost, a wraith, or an apparition; spectral.
2. Of or relating to the soul or spirit; spiritual.

ghost′li·ness n.
ghost′ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ghostliness - strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear
strangeness, unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
References in classic literature ?
And those sublimer towers, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whence, in peculiar moods, comes that gigantic ghostliness over the soul at the bare mention of that name, while the thought of Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of a soft, dewy, distant dreaminess?
As for the white shark, the white gliding ghostliness of repose in that creature, when beheld in his ordinary moods, strangely tallies with the same quality in the Polar quadruped.
I remember how the world looked from our sitting-room window as I dressed behind the stove that morning: the low sky was like a sheet of metal; the blond cornfields had faded out into ghostliness at last; the little pond was frozen under its stiff willow bushes.
The situation is suggestive of a reality and a tangibility that seem at variance with the vagueness and mystery and ghostliness that one naturally attaches to the character of a god.
That spoils my ghostliness, I am afraid, but I don't care--there is something strange about the house--I can feel it.
I really did not expect any Grace to answer; for the laugh was as tragic, as preternatural a laugh as any I ever heard; and, but that it was high noon, and that no circumstance of ghostliness accompanied the curious cachinnation; but that neither scene nor season favoured fear, I should have been superstitiously afraid.
The Nawab's ghost is not dismissed as mere superstition--in fact its ghostliness is, so to speak, validated by Mrs Moore's reaction to the news" (65-6).
There were more at full-time but the over-riding feeling then was of ghostliness, so many having long since decided there was no point putting themselves through more of that dross.
The narrative voice of a much older Sid stresses the ghostliness of their experiences when he summarizes their story early on in Half Blood Blues: "Think about it.
Pero esta pieza musical juega otro papel importante relacionado con lo que Marvin Carlson y Herbert Blau han descrito como Ghostliness o lo fantasmal en el teatro: "its sense of return, the uncanny but inescapable impression imposed upon its spectators that 'we are seeing what we saw before" (Carlson 1).
In her "Afterword" to Bowen's Court and in The Heat of the Day, Bowen emphasizes both the permanence and ghostliness of air and light.
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