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ghost story

a tale in which such elements as ghostly visitations and supernatural intervention are used to further the plot and a chilling, suspenseful atmosphere.
Origin of ghost story
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was as if a professed unbeliever in ghosts should be frightened by a ghost story.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • (a) The ghost story usually has a definite plot, in which the ghost is an actor.

    Short Story Writing Charles Raymond Barrett
  • It was as good as a ghost story, every one was so spellbound and mystified.

  • One could never gain her attention with anything but a ghost story.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • I knew that, like the man in the ghost story, my only safety lay here.

    Black Spirits and White Ralph Adams Cram

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