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  • So far, everything had seemed phantom-like, as in a dream, but the brutal truth of what he had said shocked her eyes wide open to the reality of what was taking place.


  • Actually the hotel has a few phantom-like residents as well.

    NaNoWriMo Day 1 Update and Lessons Learnt on Writing My First Novel | The Creative Penn 2009

  • Nobody receives all the education ancient ghosts can give him--grammar and math both old style, which doesn't really help him, but also some very cool phantom-like tricks including Fading, Sliding and Dreamwalking.

    The Hugo 2009 Finalists, Part 1 - The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (Revised Review) Fabio Fernandes 2009

  • Because those guys are notoriously hard to hit, again as the Western news services have so well established: They're "shadowy," phantom-like, these terrorists.

    Tom McCarthy: War DeLuxe 2008

  • She, therefore, exerted herself to the utmost, so as to keep pace with the phantom-like apparition, and followed the knight, as the evening shadow keeps watch upon the belated rustic.

    Castle Dangerous 2008

  • (The character values set by most middle-class American families are of such low standards and phantom-like in their substance that openly practicing homosexuals declare that they should have identical right to this debaucle [sp]; and rightfully so).

    Think Progress » Specter Caves, Proposes Blanket Amnesty For Illegal Government Surveillance 2006

  • Prior to March 2005 I had just been lurking in the comics blogosphere, phantom-like, always reading and never participating, interacting.

    Archive 2006-03-01 David Campbell 2006

  • It seemed to me that everything had been said now that mattered in the world; and that the world itself had reached its ultimate stage, had reached its appointed end of an eternal, phantom-like silence.

    The Arrow of Gold 2006

  • The phantom-like European listeners, the "empty faces peering from (apparently) empty houses", will have no opportunity tomorrow to say that the plunging hoofs are gone.

    ANC Today 2005

  • From time to time they sped by some phantom-like tree, whose white skeleton twisted and rattled in the wind.

    Around the World in 80 Days 2003


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