a ghostly appearing figure;
"we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
a mental representation of some haunting experience;
"he looked like he had seen a ghost"
"it aroused specters from his past"
- The spectre of Valentine rising before the poisoner would have alarmed her less
- The spectre of unemployment haunted the country.
- It was its spectre which had just passed before his eyes.
- The spectre of unemployment was always on his mind.
- brocken spectre 峨眉宝光
The..frightening specter of a mortal illness.出自： E. Young
The spectre overshadowing love is the fear that it will end.出自： E. S. Person