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  • n  a ghostly appearing figure
  • n  a mental representation of some haunting experience

  • When Administration stalwarts sidetracked the Frazier-Lemke farm refinancing bill to a House Rules Committee pigeonhole year ago, they thought they had safely laid the spectre of.
  • I'm still haunted by the spectre of Neil's girlfriend, in the second season opener.
  • They remain tiny organizations but the attacks raise the spectre of a new campaign of terrorist violence; something most people in Northern Ireland had thought they would never .
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  • Getting the Most Out of Ultrabook Audio
    HP Spectre 14 Ultrabook™ audio quality has gone way beyond the lap-bound sound you’ve become accustomed to. By utilizing a range of new and complex technologies in audio processing and sound reproduction, the Ultrabook has become the device of choice for discerning listeners. A few Ultrabook options in particular stand out as ideal systems for the movie lovers and music aficionados who take ...
    June 11, 2013 - PC World

  • Ban Ki-moon in InTheNews.co.uk
    Speaking earlier this week Mr Ban warned of the "spectre of widespread hunger, malnutrition and social unrest on an unprecedented scale".
  • Trevor Manuel in AFP
    It's important that we understand just how fragile the recovery is,said Trevor Manuel, minister in the presidency for South Africa. "Economies around the world are raising the spectre of a double-dip recession and this presents the...
  • Ayman al-Zawahri in Belfast Telegraph
    Americans, he quoted Zawahiri as saying, "ran and left their agents" in Vietnam, and "know better than others that there is no hope in victory ...... the Vietnam spectre is closing every outlet."

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