Like George W. Bush and Bill Clinton before him, he was a politician who was not haunted by his flaws.
Rumors that the young girl was buried alongside the mobster have haunted the Vatican for the last decade.
Were Israeli soldiers so haunted by what they saw and did in the last Gaza war that they took their own lives?
Junkies have their own look (emaciated, haunted, sallow) and their own junk names: Doolie, Cash, and Dupré.
Of course, the ramifications were drastic—the pre-marital sex killed poor Pamuk, and haunted Lady Mary for nearly two seasons!
Margaret—her loneliness—the sadness of her life, all haunted him.
But it is a place of jelon (haunted) and we always pass to one side.
Am I haunted, or has this trouble turned my brain and am I going mad?
Then the word, the terrible word, death, came to him and haunted him.
Among my notes, I find mention of a little house near this same village of N——e, which was reputed to be haunted.
early 13c., "to practice habitually, busy oneself with, take part in," from Old French hanter "to frequent, resort to, be familiar with" (12c.), probably from Old Norse heimta "bring home," from Proto-Germanic *haimat-janan, from *haimaz- (see home). Meaning "to frequent (a place)" is c.1300 in English. Use in reference to a spirit returning to the house where it had lived perhaps was in Proto-Germanic, but it was reinforced by Shakespeare's plays, and it is first recorded 1590 in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Related: Haunted; haunting. Middle English hauntingly meant "frequently;" sense of "so as to haunt one's thoughts or memory" is from 1859.
"place frequently visited," c.1300, also in Middle English, "habit, custom" (early 14c.), from haunt (v.). The meaning "spirit that haunts a place, ghost" is first recorded 1843, originally in stereotypical U.S. black speech.