Citations for apparition
He turned his eyes towards the entrance and beheld a strange and dreadful apparition, a monstrous and fearful shape standing silently by his side.
, Plutarch, Parallel Lives, translated by Bernadotte Perrin, 1917
He was particularly interested in the questions of thought transference and of apparitions of the living, and in November, 1896, he commenced a series of experiments in conjunction with Mr. Vincey, of Staple Inn, in order to test the alleged possibility of projecting an apparition of one's self by force of will through space.
H. G. Wells, \"The Stolen Body,\" Twelve Stories and a Dream, 1903
Citations for ensorcell
But after puzzling over it, I finally decided that J.F.K. had the sort of magnetism that could ensorcell big crowds ...
Maureen Dowd, \"Grandmama Mia!\" New York Times, April 11, 2015
He ensorcells the audience with Maria’s stiff skirts and mincing walk, her silly smirks and creaky flirtations, her disingenuous modesty.
Hilton Als, \"The Mirror Has Two Faces,\" The New Yorker, November 25, 2013
Citations for delectation
As you look at the drawings, secrets come out of them, -- private jokes, as it were, imparted to you by the author for your special delectation.
William Makepeace Thackeray, \"John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character,\" Quarterly Review, December 1854
... how can you style yourself a true Child of Fortune and not wish to avail yourself of spheres of consciousness never previously known to mortal man when a veritable smorgasbord of same is laid out for your delectation ?
Norman Spinrad, Child of Fortune, 1985
Citations for lionize
She brought me up to royalties, and people with stars and garters, and elderly ladies with gigantic tiaras and parrot noses. She spoke of me as her dearest friend. I had only met her once before, but she had took it into her head to lionize me.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
The other players are the media--magazines, newspapers and broadcasters--that lionize managers whose funds produce dazzling short-term results. Such publicity attracts big bucks, perhaps faster than the fund can deal with the money, and there goes the goose.
Robert Frick, \"Bigger Isn't Always Better,\" Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 1997
Citations for soupbone
Citations for compunction
It might be supposed that he would feel some compunction at robbing his stepmother of her all. Whatever her faults, she was devoted to him. But Willis Ford had a hard, selfish nature, and the only thought that troubled him was the fear that he might be found out.
Horatio Alger Jr., Helping Himself, 1886
He had just compunction enough for having done nothing for his sisters himself, to be exceedingly anxious that everybody else should do a great deal ...
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, 1811
Citations for thunderstruck
He seemed awed,—stunned,—crushed. He had all the bearing and mien of one who, having defiantly predicted a calamity, was thunderstruck by the verification of his prophecy.
Charles King, From the Ranks, 1887
I was thunderstruck, for such a thing as a patient getting of his own accord into the Superintendent's study is almost unknown.
Bram Stoker, Dracula, 1897
He was particularly interested in the questions of thought transference and of of the living, and in November, 1896, he commenced a series of experiments in conjunction with Mr. Vincey, of Staple Inn, in order to test the alleged possibility of projecting an of one's self by force of will through space.
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