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apparition

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the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
  • an eccentric who claimed to have photographed an apparition in her very own house

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The first known use of apparition was in the 15th century

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“Apparition.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apparition. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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