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- adj. Of a location, frequented by a ghost or ghosts.
- adj. Obsessed (by an idea, threat, etc.).
- adj. Showing a feeling of being disturbed.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of haunt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inhabited by, or subject to the visits of, apparitions; frequented by a ghost.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Frequently visited or resorted to by apparitions or the shades of the dead; visited by a ghost: as, a haunted house.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing emotional affliction or disquiet
- adj. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
- adj. inhabited by or as if by apparitions
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Emily Dickinson, an American poet, once wrote, «Nature is a haunted house, but art is a house that tries to be haunted».
It's not a role I contemplated, but the title haunted me for years.
It's funny, I'm not a bit frightened at what they call the haunted room here -- the room that's next to Aunt Blanche's, in the other wing of the house.
These episodes are stark reminders that for many, the landscapes of Georgia, like many others across the nation, remain "haunted," stalked by the remembered specters of racial violence, oppression, and hatred.
For those influenced by the intellectual traditions of psychoanalysis, to speak of a person or a landscape as "haunted" is to imply that they are caught up in unresolved contradictions, in enduring traumas that cannot be neatly classified as belonging to the "past."
The experience of being haunted is usually described as being indistinguishable from the experience of mental anguish, and associated with melancholia, alienation and anxiety.
These fragments convey Wordsworth's well-known narrative fixation on a spot (a ruin haunted by the absence of a dead woman).
I remain haunted by a book called the Gammage Cup which I read decades ago.
Conan had been told dark tales of hidden temples where intense smoke drifted up incessantly from black altars where kidnapped humans were sacrificed before a great coiled serpent, whose fearsome head swayed forever in haunted shadows.
Scrooge then remembered to have heard that ghosts in haunted houses were described as dragging chains.