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Definitions of phantom

  1. That which has only an apparent existence; an apparition; a specter; a phantasm; a sprite; an airy spirit; an ideal image. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An apparition; spirit; illusion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. An apparition; illusion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Something that exists only in. appearance; an apparition; ghost; specter; a vision; an illusion; mirage; often used adjectively; as, a fantom ship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. An apparition; a fancied vision. See Phantasm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. That which has only an apparent existence; a spectre; a fancied vision; an airy spirit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Being, or of the nature of, a phantom. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Same as FANTASM, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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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
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