Examples of specter in a Sentence
feeling so terrified that every shadow became a specter
Recent Examples of specter from the Web
And there is the forever specter of Nolan Ryan hanging over JD's tenure.
Trump has sought to use the specter of brutal crimes committed by MS-13 members to advance his proposals to build a wall on the Mexican border and limit legal immigration to the U.S.
The East Area Rapist, later known as the Golden State Killer, had been a frightening specter for more than a year.
The media industry's wave of consolidation has loomed over the film industry's CinemaCon gathering in Las Vegas this week. And nowhere was that specter more present than at 20th Century Fox's presentation of its upcoming film slate.
The specters of illness and old age, the loss of love and livelihood, are the real-life terrors that haunt the very human Blakes.
And the Trump Administration continues to use the specter of gangs and criminality to justify sweeping and unconstitutional crackdowns against immigrant youth and asylum-seekers.
Of course pitchers used steroids, too, conceivably raising the specter, one supposes, that Hoffman may have been a baseball cheat as well as a vanquisher of cheats.
The retaliation was carefully tailored to fit global rules, inflict pain in politically critical states ahead of U.S. midterm elections and raise the specter of shutting U.S. exporters out of their biggest market.
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SPECTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of specter for English Language Learners
: a ghost or spirit of a dead person
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