Origin of specter
Examples from the Web for specter
Despite his efforts to live in the present, he seemed haunted by the specter of his father.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The specter of wrongful convictions haunts the public officials involved.
The specter of this virus fills some of our most stalwart souls with unreasoning dread even when it is no immediate threat.
If 80,000 is the population of Danbury, 60 million is the population of California and Texas combined: no small specter, that.Kailash Satyarthi, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Is Fighting India's Child Slavery Epidemic|Dilip D’Souza|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most embarrassing of all is the specter of people asking in the name of religion for permission to discriminate.A Victory for ‘Religious Freedom’ is a Loss for Religion|Gene Robinson|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead he and his father chatted as they packed quite as pleasantly as if no specter stood between them.Steve and the Steam Engine|Sara Ware Bassett
But the clean-up slogan was not able alone to conquer the specter of disease.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
If you had shot that specter the other night there would have been the deuce to pay.The Postmaster's Daughter|Louis Tracy
He saw in fancy the specter of starvation looming, hungrily stretching out its gaunt arms, clutching at his two helpless infants.The Twins of Suffering Creek|Ridgwell Cullum
This was not noticed at the time of this examination, Mr. Specter.Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin and History for specter
c.1600, from French spectre "an image, figure, ghost" (16c.), from Latin spectrum "appearance, vision, apparition" (see spectrum).