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Usage examples for wraith

  1. Silent, stern of face, this old man rode like the wraith of some ancient chieftain at the head of his hard- riding warriors. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  2. It was said that the little woman never appeared in public without a gray veil, and her wraith was recognized by the long gauzy covering floating loosely back from its face, not gray but white, as more becoming a spirit. – The Little Colonel at Boarding-School by Annie Fellows Johnston
  3. Such wraith- like appearances are supposed to occur especially in connection with the deaths of persons at a distance. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. As evening closed in, the wreck of the great house became vague and shadowy, a thing without outline, the wraith of the home that had been. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan
  5. That blazin' wraith, that a- way, is a shore- enough demon! – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  6. During this interchange of amenities Lily had wandered aside, and now, far to the left of the rest of the pack, was thoughtfully nosing along through tufts of rushes; she worked her way down to a fence, and then, mute as a wraith, slid over it and slipped away across a grass field, still in jealous silence. – Further Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OEnone Somerville Martin Ross
  7. Only Hester's hair, and her white dress as she passed along, uplifted, made of her a kind of luminous wraith, and beside her, like the supports of an altar- piece, moved the two pensive figures of Meynell and Alice. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  8. The man was staring wildly, and only he knew why he groaned, as the wraith in the pipe- smoke broke around him and drifted away. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  9. Branch stalked the hotel lobby like a restless wraith. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  10. How could this wraith, this apparition, do us physical injury! – The White Invaders by Raymond King Cummings
  11. Dic began to fear his troubles had affected his mind; but when he heard a voice unmistakably hers calling, " Please let me in; I have brought you a Christmas gift," he knew that he was sane, and that either Rita or her wraith was at the door. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  12. She moved more like a wraith than a living woman. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  13. In this state, New York City was a wraith to us- and we were shadowy, dimly visible apparitions to New York observers. – The White Invaders by Raymond King Cummings
  14. Not a wraith, an apparition? – Grey Roses by Henry Harland
  15. As we arrived a steady down- pour of rain was falling from an inky sky; the white men who met us on the wharf appeared ghostly and wraith- like, and the very negroes seemed pale and wan. – Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole Commentator: W. H. Russell
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