apparition apparition  /ˌæ pə ˈrɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a ghostly appearing figure
  2. (n) the appearance of a ghostlike figure
  3. (n) something existing in perception only
  4. (n) an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly

Usage(s):

  1. Their descriptions of the apparition varied, but they agreed that the mysterious flares stuck close to their planes and appeared to follow them at high speed for miles.
  2. When he delivered a telegram, the boy took one look at the apparition bowing low before him, shoved the message into the monkey's paw and fled.
  3. Longer than two football fields, taller than a 16-story building, the off-white structure floating up the Amazon looked like a jungle apparition.

News

  1. Hudgens, Greene ride waves

    Summer is heating up! Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Greene wore matching bikinis during the Oakley Bali Pro/Learn to Surf event in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia, on June 19. The "Spring Breakers" actress, 24, and the "Apparition" star, 26, were joined by Hudgens' actor beau, Austin Butler.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Greene Wear Black Bikinis, Learn to Surf

    Summer is heating up! Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Greene wore matching black bikinis during the Oakley Bali Pro/Learn to Surf event in Benoa, Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday, June 19. The Spring Breakers actress, 24, and the Apparition star, 26, were joined by Hudgens' actor boyfriend, Austin Butler .
    on June 20, 2013     Source: US Weekly

Quotes

  1. Portugal's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari called on "the parents and the child to have faith. The little girl turns four this Saturday and tomorrow we commemorate the 90th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, so we'll expect a miracle."
    on May 12, 2007 By: Luiz Felipe Scolari Source: News24

  2. "Our form has slipped out the back door," Daniher said. "They maybe thought 'it was a bit of an apparition, it's not us' last week ...... but we played our worst football by a long, long way (today). Everything you would like to go wrong in a...
    on Jul 9, 2005 By: Neale Daniher Source: The Age

  3. "No apparition is indispensable to the faith" the future Pope told Messori. "Tbe Revelation ended with Jesus Christ"
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Pope John Paul II Source: Times Online

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