Usage examples for phantom

  1. Having sworn to follow a sovereign so plighted, I am not severe enough to condemn you, because, misled by that phantom which he calls glory, you have suffered him to betray you into unjust conquests." – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. The night before the second battle, the same phantom appeared to him again, but spoke not a word. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  3. That discussion with those four men which had filled the first part of the evening weighed upon him in his weakness of nerve, so that suddenly in the phantom silence of the night, all life became an oppression and a terror, and rest, either to- night or in the future, a thing never to be his. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. His belief was that from time to time he saw a phantom hand. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  5. The sky was thronged with stately clouds- phantom mountains, with castles on their tops- castles wherein Raymond's fancy had often dwelt. – Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children by Julian Hawthorne
  6. Philosophy is not much regarded now, and we may well ask why no great soldier or statesman has taken it up; and the answer is that a thin phantom has met him under the name of philosophy, the cautious wisdom of the learned professor; and philosophy has soon come to seem ridiculous to him. – Thoughts Out of Season (Part II) by Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. Again the Phantom was puzzled. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  8. Let me see- Gage and the Phantom had some kind of row a few years back? – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  9. And now he thought that this beautiful phantom from the spirit- world had been recalled because his picture was complete. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  10. Is this a phantom or a dream? – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  11. The Phantom was himself again. – The Gray Phantom's Return by Herman Landon
  12. I have met this Phantom Ship before, and care not how often I meet it again. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  13. The city seemed like some huge phantom which had no real existence. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  14. Everything round her here seemed lifeless and extinct; only a human phantom glided forth at intervals, and cats chased each other noiselessly into obscurity. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  15. As the boy watched he found a strange emptiness possess him; his body seemed a phantom on which his head hung over- heavy. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  16. Entering the hall, she had started swiftly up the staircase, with the basket of tomatoes still on her arm, when Mrs. Brooke intercepted her by descending like a phantom from the darkened bend. – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  17. Pardon me, Master Harry, for calling them phantom foes, but such they are, I suspect. – Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. Rather we no longer seemed to move- it was only the phantom night that rushed by us. – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  19. Then, as if the phantom still were near her, she would cry out, " Take him away, I tell you! – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes