Origin of apparition
Examples from the Web for apparition
And then Further is gone, back on the road, like a time-traveling relic from another era or an apparition of Jerry Garcia.
Mukamazimpaka also last reported seeing an apparition in 1989.Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda’s Holiest Town of the Genocide?|Nina Strochlic|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His challenge to use this week to cast the race as between two flesh-and-blood men, not the apparition of 2008.Democratic Convention Dilemma: Obama 2012 vs. Obama 2008|Howard Kurtz|September 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One of the most interested suitors, sources say, is Bob Berney, an indie veteran and the co-founder of Apparition.
Like a man but half awake, obeying an apparition, Mr. Kendal put his hand into his pocket and gave her the key.The Young Step-Mother|Charlotte M. Yonge
The sight of Peter Oliphant, so unexpected an apparition, made her dumb.A Widow's Tale and Other Stories|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
The apparition or whatever it was that had taken the likeness of G—had disappeared.Indian Ghost Stories|S. Mukerji
Among the most celebrated visits of this body was that of 1066, when the apparition attracted universal attention.The Story of the Heavens|Robert Stawell Ball
By a perfectly natural process there rose in the stillness beyond the uncurtained window the apparition of his First Love.The Quaint Companions|Leonard Merrick
British Dictionary definitions for apparition
Word Origin for apparition
Word Origin and History for apparition
c.1500, "unclosing" (of Heaven), from Anglo-French aparicion, Old French apparition, aparoison (15c.), used in reference to the Epiphany (revealing of Christ child to the Wise Men), from Late Latin apparitionem (nominative apparitio) "an appearance," also "attendants," in classical Latin "service, servants," noun of action from past participle stem of apparere "appear" (see appear). Meaning "ghost" first recorded c.1600; the shade of sense differentiation between appearance and apparition is that the latter tends to be unexpected or startling.