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  • n. Plural form of phantom.


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  • The irony, latent in their endeavour, gives them no pause; they are in some way content to pursue what they call phantoms, and to try to satisfy their thirst with the waters of a mirage.

    Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher

  • Ben Who-fleck?! ddog ah that was hilarious. ben affleck was the bomb in phantoms yo! love jay and silent bob alex ben affleck looks like andrew w.k. when it's time to party they will party hard!

    Guess Who: Extract Edition | /Film

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  • Before drawing this line, you are oppressed by the vain phantoms of materialism; doubt overwhelms you; but the separation once made, the phantoms vanish, darkness is dispelled, and the consoling truth appears!

    Archive 2003-05-01

  • In the title piece of Steven Millhauser's collection of new and selected stories, "We Others" Knopf, 387 pages, $27.95 , the "we" refers to phantoms who infiltrate picket-fenced suburbia—becoming "the companions of lawn mowers in toolsheds, of gas grills beside tarp-covered woodpiles"—and who try in vain to join the lives of the people who live there.

    Of Bouquets, Suburbs and 'Urth'

  • To be fair, I have never spoken to one of these people as they leave so early and arrive so late that they are known as the phantoms of the Camino.

    Part 10: El Camino de Santiago

  • The same processes of fixation apply equally well to galvanic phantoms, that is to say, to the galvanic fields produced by the passage of a current in a conductor, and which consists of analogous lines of force.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 470, January 3, 1885

  • I had located the direction in which one of the so-called phantoms had fled.

    The Mayor's Wife

  • His head was aching from a bump against the edge of a step, and his cold was much worse; no wonder, said my mother; but she was always softened by any ailment, and feared that the phantoms were the effect of coming illness.

    Chantry House

  • 'phantoms' -- this was the accepted word -- and, having received a promise, turned and left my humble roof without the shadow of a salutation.

    In the South Seas


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