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  • And some kids swore they had seen a ghost in the old Simon Fear mansion.

    Into The Dark

  • In the foul entry foyer the intercom had been stolen and the front door was open, swinging in the breeze like a batwing door in a ghost town saloon.

    Mistress of Justice

  • Bless you, no! He would not cross the door-stones of the house, except at night, when he walked just like a ghost about the grounds and in the orchard as if he had lost his senses -- which it is my opinion he had; for a more spirited, bolder, keener gentleman than he was before that midge of a governess crossed him, you never saw, Ma'am.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • Rameau was very tall and extraordinarily thin, so he had more the appearance of a ghost than of a human being.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Actually she hadn't been a ghost for fifty five years-the same as Dor's age, coincidentally-but for about 807 years she had been a ghost, so her friends still thought of her that way.

    Zombie Lover

  • What reason was there in your dillydallying after Dora Denning when she was engaged, and then making yourself like a ghost for her after she is married?

    The Man Between: An International Romance

  • Fregellae had been a ghost town for eighty-five years, sacked by Lucius Opimius for rebelling against Rome in the days when the peninsula had been tesselated with Italian states interspersed with Roman “colonies” of citizens.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Canton Star was abeam her portside neighbor, a sloop that had been so long a prisoner in the roads she looked like a ghost ship, all peeling paint and tarnish.

    City of Glory

  • The magic was dwindling and Liannan with it, her bright, cruel beauty paling like a ghost about to disappear at dawn.

    The Demons Covenant

  • "No; they occupy a range of smaller apartments to the back; no one ever sleeps here: one would almost say that, if there were a ghost at Thornfield-Hall, this would be its haunt."

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

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