haunting haunting  /ˈhɔn tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) continually recurring to the mind
  2. (adj) having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect

Usage(s):

  1. Richard Nixon's speech on the widening Indochinese war bore some remarkable and hauntingsimilarities to speeches that the public has heard before.
  2. In his brave, haunting new book 2nd Tour Hope I Don't Die, American photographer Peter van Agtmael bears witness to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  3. In a haunting debut novel, Moses Isegawa looks at his native Uganda through the eyes of a young boy.

News

  1. NFL: Bill Parcells regrets parting from Patriots

    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bill Parcells has one haunting memory from a coaching career that will culminate with his Aug. 3 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: His bitter post-Super Bowl XXXI divorce from the New England Patriots and owner Robert Kraft after the 1996 season.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Haunting photos and unexpected support for defense on Day 2 of Zimmerman trial

    SANFORD, Fla.—The photos were as unforgettable as they were haunting: Trayvon Martin’s dead body, sprawled out in wet grass; the 17-year-old’s Nike shirt, pierced with a bullet hole; his limp wrist; his chest; and his face, slack. The second day of the murder trial of George Zimmerman brought forth those photos and other powerful pieces [...]
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Lookout via Yahoo! News

  3. Bill Parcells’ one haunting regret

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Bill Parcells has one haunting memory from a coaching career that will culminate with his Aug.3 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: his bitter post-Super Bowl XXXI divorce from the New England Patriots and owner Robert Kraft after the 1996 season.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: WZZM 13 Grand Rapids

Quotes

  1. "Her haunting melodies gave voice to the pain of exile and dislocation which she felt for 31 long years. At the same time, her music inspired a powerful sense of hope in all of us," Mandela said in a statement.
    on Nov 9, 2008 By: Nelson Mandela Source: Denver Post

  2. "The invitation that's been extended......is one I want to take up," Obama said. "And I am hoping to take Michelle and the girls as well so that they can take a look at some of my old haunting grounds."
    on Nov 15, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. "In the empty, silent spaces of the world, he has found metaphors that illuminate the silent places our hearts, and found in them, too, a strange and terrible beauty: austere, elegant, enigmatic, haunting," Jack Nicholson said in presenting...
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Jack Nicholson Source: Guardian Unlimited

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