At that moment of time, throughout the house, the presences departed.
The fir-trees are like presences on the darkness: each one only a presence.
All things about her had become intimate, she had known them near and lovely, like presences hovering upon her.
If ever a house were haunted by past presences, that house is Boscobel.
But again the darkness was quite intolerable, and seemed to have a hideous life of its own which held in it presences of evil.
He hears the voices, he sees the presences of the supernatural.
It is not right or possible, either in the army or anywhere else, to plunge straight into very august presences.
The sense of nearness to other presences is really inherent in man.
We are never alone, though we are rarely conscious of other presences.
There are powers, there is the spirit of a place, there are presences that are not to be put by.
mid-14c., "fact of being present," from Old French presence (12c., Modern French présence), from Latin praesentia "a being present," from praesentem (see present (n.)). Meaning "carriage, demeanor, aspect" (especially if impressive) is from 1570s; that of "divine, spiritual, or incorporeal being felt as present" is from 1660s. Presence of mind (1660s) is a loan-translation of French présence d'esprit, Latin praesentia animi.