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1. It was the smile of a spectre.
2. The spectre of ghostly stories.
3. In vain! His spectre stalks me.
4. Ah! than a spectre from the dead.
5. And I the apparition, I the spectre.
6. It was its spectre which had just passed before his eyes.
7. He’d become the enemy, the terrifying spectre of authority.

8. Federalism is a real thing—not a spectre, a shadow, a phantom.
9. All covered with dust, white as a spectre, tall as a spectre!.
10. Perhaps, to observe whether he had any spectre on his conscience.
11. Jack’s flippancy couldn’t be stopped by the spectre of Melanie.
12. I think I could manage permanently, but that leaves the spectre of my.
13. One felt that the chief of this barricade was a geometrician or a spectre.
14. I am the spectre of a wretch you buried in the dungeons of the Chateau d'If.
15. The spectre of Valentine rising before the poisoner would have alarmed her less.
16. I stared at Nancy’s reflection; she looked like a spectre of death warmed over.
17. Obviously the instant pleasure was a stronger influence than the spectre of some.
18. Spectre against spectre! he murmured in a low voice, as he concluded his sentence.
19. Down superstition! I commented, as that spectre rose up black by the black yew at the gate.
20. What had he come there for? In the presence of this question a spectre sprang up and replied: Javert.
21. I walked about the isle like a restless spectre, separated from all it loved and miserable in the separation.
22. It may be, that his pathway through life was haunted thus, by a spectre that had stolen out from among his thoughts.
23. Perhaps she had freed that tortured spectre from its bondage and misery of being trapped between the two dimensions.
24. Chuckles was familiar with the house and headed up the stairs, gliding up the carpeted treads like a silent spectre.
25. Under his very eyes, unheard-of vision, he had a sort of representation of the most horrible moment of his life, enacted by his spectre.
26. It was almost as if the spectre of looming defeat had pushed Rahul into a self-imposed cocoon of aloofness where he trusted very few people.
27. She rose to her feet with one bound, like a spectre springing from the earth, thrust aside the soldiers with both arms, walked straight up to M.
28. It was a strange way of killing: not by inches, but by fractions of hairbreadths, to beguile me with the spectre of a hope through eighteen years!’.
29. It was a strange way of killing! not by inches, but by fractions and hairbreadths, to beguile me with the spectre of a hope, through eighteen years!.
30. A wet Lady-Day was a spectre which removing families never forgot; damp furniture, damp bedding, damp clothing accompanied it, and left a train of ills.
31. The spectre of death already lingers in the rooms of the house, yet neurotic aunt Despina moves around with a liveliness I have never seen on her before.
32. Holding hands they ran back to the car like adolescents, impatient to get home and start their new life without the spectre of an angry and vindictive wife.
33. He played a fearful game of hide and seek with death; every time that the flat-nosed face of the spectre approached, the urchin administered to it a fillip.
34. The spectre heard the wailful cry of the woman as she made her identity; and it watched the sourly expression on the man as a few slurred words were muttered.
35. God gave that spectre the form of the Count of Monte Cristo when he at length issued from his tomb, enriched him with gold and diamonds, and led him to you!.
36. And he pointed out to her on the turf a shadow cast by the moon, and which did indeed, bear considerable resemblance to the spectre of a man wearing a round hat.
37. There are shadows enough for hell, and mire enough to render it nothing but a slough, and the dying man knows not whether he is on the point of becoming a spectre or a frog.
38. The spectre watched as its physical remains were prodded and examined by the pathologist; and it witnessed its once living form bagged and carried to the waiting coroner's ambu-lance.
39. Some months before this, at the moment when Fantine had just lost her last modesty, her last shame, and her last joy, she was the shadow of herself; now she was the spectre of herself.
40. It is the ghost, the king, a king and no king, and the player is Shakespeare who has studied Hamlet all the years of his life which were not vanity in order to play the part of the spectre.
41. Nonetheless the prospect of dying was there, looming before her in its immediate raw presence, like the spectre that had always lay hidden in the shadows ready to strike when she was most vulnerable.
42. He bore the seed of shadow in his soul, and it was growing fast, sending out a tentative hypocotyl to quest for light and to turn it to shade – indeed to make Ambrosius himself a shade, a spectre, a ghost.
43. He entered it as an adder slips through a crevice, and disappeared within, and an instant later, the two children saw his head, which looked pale, appear vaguely, on the edge of the shadowy hole, like a wan and whitish spectre.
44. It was that combined silence and sound, of the statue of the commander, but this stony step had something indescribably enormous and multiple about it which awakened the idea of a throng, and, at the same time, the idea of a spectre.
45. He was not afraid of being refused the girl he loved—no mere refusal could stand between him and a woman he desired—but the shining spectre of the treasure rose before him, claiming his allegiance in a silence that could not be gainsaid.
46. Marius heard his heart beating in his temples, he had the cannon of Waterloo in his ears, his bleeding father, vaguely depicted on that sinister panel terrified him, and it seemed to him that the misshapen spectre was gazing intently at him.
47. My suggestion is get a cat if it happens again, but believe me the sight of that poor spectre after Fliss appeared on the scene with barred teeth and a terrible growling hissing noise made me think you've have seen the last of that particular program.
48. It no longer walks, it hobbles; it limps on the crutch of the Court of Miracles, a crutch metamorphosable into a club; it is called vagrancy; every sort of spectre, its dressers, have painted its face, it crawls and rears, the double gait of the reptile.
49. That empty boat, coming out to meet him mysteriously, as if rowed by an invisible spectre, exercised the fascination of some sign, of some warning, seemed to answer in a startling and enigmatic way the persistent thought of a treasure and of a man's fate.
50. The scaffold is the accomplice of the executioner; it devours, it eats flesh, it drinks blood; the scaffold is a sort of monster fabricated by the judge and the carpenter, a spectre which seems to live with a horrible vitality composed of all the death which it has inflicted.
51. So unchanging was the dull old house, the yellow light in the darkened room, the faded spectre in the chair by the dressing-table glass, that I felt as if the stopping of the clocks had stopped Time in that mysterious place, and, while I and everything else outside it grew older, it stood still.
52. But to die? For the first time in his life, Danglars contemplated death with a mixture of dread and desire; the time had come when the implacable spectre, which exists in the mind of every human creature, arrested his attention and called out with every pulsation of his heart, "Thou shalt die!".
53. The woman, a melancholy, decorated spectre which went and came through the snow, made him no reply, did not even glance at him, and nevertheless continued her promenade in silence, and with a sombre regularity, which brought her every five minutes within reach of this sarcasm, like the condemned soldier who returns under the rods.
54. The sweet scents of the summer night rose all around him, and rose, as the rain falls, impartially, on the dusty, ragged, and toil-worn group at the fountain not far away; to whom the mender of roads, with the aid of the blue cap without which he was nothing, still enlarged upon his man like a spectre, as long as they could bear it.
55. He had refrained from falling into the obvious trap—a BJP leader could easily have played victim and used the occasion to raise the familiar spectre of ‘Islamic terrorism’ even without waiting for the investigation into the serial blasts to begin (much later, the Ranchi module of the Indian Mujahideen would emerge a prime suspect).
56. After he had thoroughly verified the fact that this young man was at the bottom of this situation, and that everything proceeded from that quarter, he, Jean Valjean, the regenerated man, the man who had so labored over his soul, the man who had made so many efforts to resolve all life, all misery, and all unhappiness into love, looked into his own breast and there beheld a spectre, Hate.
57. Where else would the smell of body odour and stale urine compete with the air of desperation? Where else did the spectre of unemployment and distrust hang so heavily on the shoulders of this forgotten city? Chesford in the midst of the sprawling West Midlands festered like a boil on the arm of a concrete giant, like a disease that infected its citizens with its corruption and depression.
58. She was unable, however, to prevent him from being seen on one occasion, as he sallied forth at daybreak, by Lothario, who, not knowing who he was, at first took him for a spectre; but, as soon as he saw him hasten away, muffling his face with his cloak and concealing himself carefully and cautiously, he rejected this foolish idea, and adopted another, which would have been the ruin of all had not Camilla found a remedy.
59. Listen, Hermine; I consider myself as brave as most men, but when I drew from my breast the little key of the staircase, which I had found in my coat—that little key we both used to cherish so much, which you wished to have fastened to a golden ring—when I opened the door, and saw the pale moon shedding a long stream of white light on the spiral staircase like a spectre, I leaned against the wall, and nearly shrieked.
60. This was so melancholy and so grand that all around him cried: "Off with your hats!" At every step that he mounted, it was a frightful spectacle; his white locks, his decrepit face, his lofty, bald, and wrinkled brow, his amazed and open mouth, his aged arm upholding the red banner, rose through the gloom and were enlarged in the bloody light of the torch, and the bystanders thought that they beheld the spectre of '93 emerging from the earth, with the flag of terror in his hand.
61. But, when we sat by her flickering fire at night, she was most weird; for then, keeping Estella's hand drawn through her arm and clutched in her own hand, she extorted from her, by dint of referring back to what Estella had told her in her regular letters, the names and conditions of the men whom she had fascinated; and as Miss Havisham dwelt upon this roll, with the intensity of a mind mortally hurt and diseased, she sat with her other hand on her crutch stick, and her chin on that, and her wan bright eyes glaring at me, a very spectre.

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