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  • n  a ghostly appearing figure
  • n  something existing in perception only
  • s  something apparently sensed but having no physical reality
    seemed to hear faint phantom bells
    the amputee's illusion of a phantom limb

  • The cops first told Clifford Shephard that he was "the phantom forger" the day after they fingerprinted and mugged him.
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  • Andrew Lloyd Webber in International Herald Tribune
    Lloyd Webber told The Times of London that he hopes the new musical, to be called "Phantom: Love Never Dies," will open in New York, London and possibly Shanghai or another Asian city.
  • Cameron Mackintosh in
    Producer Cameron Mackintosh added: "Phantom had ground-breaking sound when it opened in 1986 and Andrew and I have wanted for some time to give our sound system a complete update so that our audiences could enjoy the most exciting theatrical sound...
  • Lee Terry in Atlanta Business Chronicle
    The fact that home buyers would have to pay the credit back to the government makes it "rather useless in trying to stimulate the housing market," said Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb. "This is really a faux or phantom tax credit."

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