Examples of specter in a Sentence
feeling so terrified that every shadow became a specter
Recent Examples of specter from the Web
Or, more threateningly, its proponents could insist on its inclusion in must-pass debt-limit or year-end appropriations bills, raising the specter of a debt default or a government shutdown.
All this raises the specter of a major attack that could shut down portions of the U.S. power grid and damage surrounding infrastructure.
Kennedy was largely steamrolled by the Soviet, who demanded an immediate treaty to reunify Germany under terms unfavorable to the U.S. The collapse raised the specter of an actual war between the two nuclear-armed foes.
Kennedy was largely steamrolled by the Soviet leader, who demanded an immediate treaty to reunify Germany under terms unfavorable to the U.S. The collapse raised the specter of an actual war between the two nuclear-armed foes.
And the mad cow experience raised the specter that other diseases in the same family — such as chronic wasting disease — might infect people, with harrowing results.
This continent no longer confronts the specter of communism.
The next weather system is expected to affect the area Wednesday into Thursday as warm, moist air feeds into the area on gusty south winds raising the specter of some heavy rainfall.
Raskin took to Twitter himself on Friday to raise the specter of the 25th Amendment once again.
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Definition of specter for English Language Learners
: a ghost or spirit of a dead person
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