Definition of apparition
apparitionalplay \-ˈrish-nəl, -ˈri-shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of apparition in a sentence
an eccentric who claimed to have photographed an apparition in her very own house
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In an era of overweening ambition and impossible feats (the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge among them), Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth must have seemed like an apparition from a realm of extreme human possibility.
And that turns out to be an accurate, if woefully insufficient, description of Alys Beach, the apparition in white rising under Comer’s direction on northwest Florida’s increasingly opulent beachfront.
There was nothing in this swanlike apparition to suggest how stressful the relentless awards-show circuit can be.
The house, a majestic three-story Greek Revival, appeared like an apparition in the middle of hundreds of acres of cotton and soybeans.
The smiley sailor boy and his trusty pooch have been executed, removed from their century's old position on the bottom of the box and brought back to hover over the madness as disapproving apparitions.
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Origin and Etymology of apparition
Middle English apparicioun, from Anglo-French aparicion, from Late Latin apparition-, apparitio appearance, from Latin apparēre to appear
First Known Use: 15th century
APPARITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apparition for English Language Learners
: a ghost or spirit of a dead person
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