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How to use hobgoblin in a sentence
To the speechwriters, he was the hobgoblin of editors, demanding we cram in more statistics, more attacks, more examples.
Robin Goodfellow, the Puck, or hobgoblin, is however essentially mischievous.The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream' | Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
I'll put me on my great carnation nose, and wrap me in a rousing calf-skin suit, and come like some hobgoblin.The Peace Egg and Other tales | Juliana Horatia Ewing
Being at one time troubled with illusions, I have myself crushed a hobgoblin by sitting on its lap.
And wasnt Granny kind to show us how to make it into so strange a hobgoblin of a creature as is our Jack?Boys and Girls of Colonial Days | Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
The second hobgoblin will be there, a mighty Ghost of valor.Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama | Walter L. Fleming
British Dictionary definitions for hobgoblin
an evil or mischievous goblin
a bogey; bugbear
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