Definition: ghost; phantom
Definition: ghost; phantom
Sentences Containing 'apparition'
At first, they were a mere storm of coarse red caps and coarse woollen rags; but, as they filled the place, and stopped to dance about Lucie, some ghastly apparition of a dance figure gone raving mad arose among them.
There was something so bright and remarkable in his look, that, for the first moment, the prisoner misdoubted him to be an apparition of his own imagining.
This apparition was so strange and so solemn, that every one rose, with the exception of Carlini, who remained seated, and ate and drank calmly.
exclaimed Caderousse; and, not knowing how this strange apparition could have entered when he had bolted the doors, he let fall his bunch of keys, and remained motionless and stupefied.
That pale face and flaming glance appeared to Villefort like a frightful apparition.
What the waiter thought of such a strange little apparition coming in all alone, I don't know; but I can see him now, staring at me as I ate my dinner, and bringing up the other waiter to look.
The shade of a young butcher rises, like the apparition of an armed head in Macbeth.
'As I stared at this sinister apparition crawling towards me, I felt a tickling on my cheek as though a fly had lighted there.
I was comforting myself, however, with the thought that in pious Bildad might be found some salvation, spite of his seven hundred and seventy-seventh lay; when I felt a sudden sharp poke in my rear, and turning round, was horrified at the apparition of Captain Peleg in the act of withdrawing his leg from my immediate vicinity.
And if the idea of peril so much enhances the popular conceit of the soldier's profession; let me assure ye that many a veteran who has freely marched up to a battery, would quickly recoil at the apparition of the sperm whale's vast tail, fanning into eddies the air over his head.
So that overawed by the rumors and portents concerning him, not a few of the fishermen recalled, in reference to Moby Dick, the earlier days of the Sperm Whale fishery, when it was oftentimes hard to induce long practised Right whalemen to embark in the perils of this new and daring warfare; such men protesting that although other leviathans might be hopefully pursued, yet to chase and point lance at such an apparition as the Sperm Whale was not for mortal man.
A most imperial and archangelical apparition of that unfallen, western world, which to the eyes of the old trappers and hunters revived the glories of those primeval times when Adam walked majestic as a god, bluff-browed and fearless as this mighty steed.
Therefore, in his other moods, symbolize whatever grand or gracious thing he will by whiteness, no man can deny that in its profoundest idealized significance it calls up a peculiar apparition to the soul.
For a time, there reigned, too, a sense of peculiar dread at this flitting apparition, as if it were treacherously beckoning us on and on, in order that the monster might turn round upon us, and rend us at last in the remotest and most savage seas.
No perceptible face or front did it have; no conceivable token of either sensation or instinct; but undulated there on the billows, an unearthly, formless, chance-like apparition of life.
If to Starbuck the apparition of the Squid was a thing of portents, to Queequeg it was quite a different object.
The glittering mouth yawned beneath the boat like an open-doored marble tomb; and giving one sidelong sweep with his steering oar, Ahab whirled the craft aside from this tremendous apparition.
The Our Lady of the Forsaken ('Virgen de los Desamparados', 'Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados' , ) is a Catholic apparition attributed to the Virgin Mary.
He officiated at a mass in La Vang in 1998 for the 200th anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary, the largest Vietnamese Catholic event up to that time.
It includes three panels depicting "San Frediano Changing the Course of the Serchio", an "Annunciation of the Virgin's Death" and the "Apparition of the Holy Ghost to St.
Only four of the twenty priests who were sitting in a row could see the apparition.
The name of the place is, according to another historical tradition, more widespread and remembered by Giuseppe D'Addetta, to be traced back to the story about the apparition of Saint Menas, Arab holy warrior, who saved the inhabitants from Saracens attacks.
Eve, the main character of this film, arrives home to see an apparition slitting her mother's throat before leaving through a window.
And that night starts Savitri’s terrible ordeal. An apparition is visible only to her eye; an eerie song and the sound of anklets make themselves heard only to her ears.
In his entry on "Lymphae", the lexicographer Festus notes that the Greek word "nympha" had influenced the Latin name, and elaborates: Popular belief has it that whoever see a certain vision in a fountain, that is, an apparition of a nymph, will go quite mad.
Esmeralda's innocence is proved the apparition of Gringoire, which is produced by Quasimodo.
Apparition is a magical form of teleportation, through which a witch or wizard can disappear ("Disapparate") from one location and reappear ("Apparate") in another.
The Ministry of Magic licenses Apparition.
Students at Hogwarts may attend Ministry-administered Apparition lessons during their sixth year, and may take their examination once they turn seventeen.
For this reason, and for reasons of security, many homes also have Anti-Apparition spells protecting them from uninvited intrusions.
Apparition is considered unreliable over long distances, and even experienced users of the technique sometimes prefer other means of transport, such as broomsticks.
Indeed, even the prodigiously skilled Lord Voldemort elects to fly back to England after visiting the far-flung Nurmengard. For reasons of security, the grounds and buildings of Hogwarts are protected by ancient Anti-Apparition and Anti-Disapparition spells, which prevent humans from Apparition in the school grounds.
This does not extend to magical creatures such as house-elves and phoenixes, who can still use their own form of Apparition.
Kreacher is also able to Disapparate from the enchanted cave back to Number 12, Grimmauld Place; Dobby is able to Apparate into the cellar at Malfoy Manor despite protective charms, and rescues Luna Lovegood, Dean Thomas and Mr Ollivander via Side-Along Apparition.
A witch or wizard can use "Side-Along Apparition" to take others with them during Apparition.
Dumbledore successfully transports Harry this way several times, and notably, Harry's first non-lesson attempt at the skill is the Side-Along Apparition with the weakened Dumbledore when they return from the seaside cave. Despite this one example of skill coming through in a pinch, the ability to successfully lead a Side-Along Apparition may require more advanced skill or at least more concentration, as Hermione does cause serious damage to Ron's arm when she Side-Along Apparates with both boys in a moment of great stress.
This unanswered question may be an insinuation that muggles cannot participate even in Side-Along Apparition.
Another possible derivation is from the English word "apparition", meaning "a supernatural appearance of a person or thing; anything that appears, especially something remarkable or startling; an act of appearing", which comes from the Latin ""apparitio"", meaning attendance.
In the novels, Harry refers to this as "Apparition" but this may be because of his inexperience and not the fact. This theory is further reinforced as neither Fawkes nor house-elves are restricted by anti-Apparition magic.
Apparition is the magical form of teleportation in the Harry Potter series.
Apparition is an optional class for those in the sixth and seventh years.
The lessons are taught by Wilkie Twycross, a Ministry of Magic Apparition Instructor, in Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts.
In the wizarding world, performing Apparition requires a license and may only be legally performed by people over seventeen years of age.
The described reason for the restriction is that Apparition is dangerous if done improperly: insufficient concentration may lead to body parts being left behind in an unfortunate side-effect known as splinching; Twycross explains this as happening when a witch or wizard is insufficiently determined.
Magical enchantments on Hogwarts castle and grounds prevent Apparition and Disapparition inside the castle; however it is explained in "Half-Blood Prince" that these protections are temporarily relaxed within the Great Hall for short periods to permit students to practice.
More Vocab Wordsmundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor