ghost story


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ghost story

n.
A story having supernatural or frightening elements, especially one involving ghosts.
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Translations
kísértethistória

ghost story

nstoria di fantasmi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"It's not going to be a ghost story?" said he, sitting down beside the princess and hastily adjusting his lorgnette, as if without this instrument he could not begin to speak.
"Doubtless this seems to you a very commonplace 'ghost story'--one constructed on the regular lines laid down by the old masters of the art.
I was awake until one last night, reading a harrowing ghost story. I read it in bed, and after I had finished it do you suppose I could get out of bed to put the light out?
"Oh, no, I wouldn't tell a ghost story here for anything.
Wragge's ghost story, and of every other disclosure in relation to names and places which might have escaped Mrs.
It was as if a professed unbeliever in ghosts should be frightened by a ghost story.
Within a month,' said Mrs Wilfer, deepening her voice, as if she were relating a terrible ghost story, 'within a-month, I first saw R.
'Give 'm a ghost story The mugs'll take it all right.
Pratchett, known for his Discworld fantasy series as well as for YA novels like The Wee Free Men, tells this unusual ghost story mostly in dialog, and funny dialog at that.
Haunted Wales was intended to be a complete collection of every pre-War ghost story I could find from Wales, but the more I researched, the more difficult that task proved to be.
(Touchstone Pictures: 1998) Eerily reminiscent of Sophie,; Choice this is a ghost story about the ways in which we are haunted by the phantoms of our own past.
Ben Stephenson, controller of drama commissioning, says: "Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a ghost story for the adults to watch in front of the fire when the children are in bed, and they don't get more chilling than this bold reimagining of the classic Henry James tale."