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[bang-kwoh, -koh] /ˈbæŋ kwoʊ, -koʊ/
(in Shakespeare's Macbeth) a murdered thane whose ghost appears to Macbeth. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He stared at it pallidly, like Macbeth at the ghost of Banquo.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • And "Banquo" was the word that the Administrator telegraphed.

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • To Banquo a somewhat similar intimation is given, but no foul thought of crime suggests itself for an instant to his loyal nature.

  • The black-haired pianist shook his locks at her like Banquo.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • The horrible tattooed face rose into view like Banquo's ghost.

    There She Blows! William Hussey Macy
  • Why does the ghost of Banquo appear to Macbeth, and not the ghost of Duncan?

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • Banquo, who is said by the King to have 'no less deserved,' receives as yet mere thanks.

    Shakespearean Tragedy A. C. Bradley
  • Banquo at the feast indeed could not have been more dejected.

    Rich Man, Poor Man Maximilian Foster
  • The toast was drunk as the ghost of Banquo entered for the second time.

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