remaining in the consciousness; not quickly forgotten: haunting music; haunting memories.
the act of a person or thing that haunts; visitation.
- haunt·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use haunting in a sentence
With a haunting tone, Hall’s Passing moves at a leisurely pace, allowing the power of Larsen’s story to resonate with the audience.Colorism Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg In ‘Passing’ | Brande Victorian | February 1, 2021 | Essence.com
This is exciting, because séances were never possible in any previous “Sims” games, and while ghosts could come visit residential lots, they couldn’t do much tangible haunting.I recreated ‘Phasmophobia’ in ‘The Sims 4’ with the game’s new paranormal pack | Elise Favis | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
This potent novel’s most haunting image isn’t so much the gruesome infection generated by a touch, but of loved ones pressing their hands against opposite sides of a glass wall, longing for connection.‘Red Hands’ is either creepily satisfying or a trigger for your worst nightmare | Elizabeth Hand | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Singer Zoe Modiga infuses a haunting and sadness over Philip Schiebel and Sebastian Schuster’s production that “looks into the vulnerability of sharing the things we most fear.”Trick Or Treat: An All Hallows’ Eve Playlist For You Guys And Ghouls | cmurray | October 30, 2020 | Essence.com
When chollas die, they leave behind twisted honeycomb-like skeletons that are nearly as haunting and beautiful as the living plant.
Four women have come forward over the last five years with hauntingly similar stories alleging harassment.
Marczak, who operated the camera himself, has crafted a beautiful, at times hauntingly poetic film.
Browne wrote hauntingly of the resemblance between the urn and the womb.Halloween Read: Thomas Browne’s Eerie Premonition of His Burial | Stefan Beck | October 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
“You know you had a good hit when you hear the guy grunt,” Waters says, hauntingly, in an old interview featured in Head Games.Steve James and Christopher Nowinski Talk the New Doc ‘Head Games’ | Kevin Fallon | September 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pleasure from doughnuts, cherry pie, and “damn fine” coffee sat hauntingly beside the continual threat of violence.
She had once read the expression, "the authentic voice of happiness," and it had lived hauntingly in her memory.The Precipice | Elia Wilkinson Peattie
"We will go when we get some money," Jack persisted hauntingly.The Cup of Trembling and Other Stories | Mary Hallock Foote
Humming in his ears was the refrain of a song which was both familiar and hauntingly pleasant.Blackbeard: Buccaneer | Ralph D. Paine
As Peggy greeted him, she was conscious of something hauntingly familiar in his face.Peggy Raymond's Way | Harriet Lummis Smith
Also there was something impersonally but hauntingly reminiscent about him; something baffling and disconcerting, too.Our Square and the People in It | Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for haunting
(of memories) poignant or persistent
poignantly sentimental; enchantingly or eerily evocative
- hauntingly, adverb
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