He announced his lab was, "free of any and all ghosts of the past."
I tell Julie the nightmares must be from my past; ghosts trying to get out.
Tell me you're not this psychic guy that's got everyone chasing after ghosts 'cause I have to tell you I'm from Missouri and you've got to show me.
Besides, you've got too much on your minds— running for sheriff, little Martha leaving and all—you don't need to hear about the ghosts in my closet.
She thought about telling Alex, but he was in no mood to hear about ghosts in the dark.
No telling what tales their ghosts could spin and what unfinished business they left behind.
I used to believe in ghosts when I was young.
Dean's morning had been filled with enough ghosts, dreams and galactic sex to last a lifetime and he excused himself.
"Back to the ghosts," Dean said, joining her.
I'm sure shooting ghosts in town must be against some local ordinance.
Finally, as wide awake as a kid on Christmas morning, he gave up the ghosts and dressed, intent on making the trip for the sole satisfaction of punching out Vinnie Baratto.
But once back in bed, the complexities and the happenings of the day raised their heads like so many ghosts crying for attention in his tired brain.
She'd buried those ghosts a long time ago, owning up to her responsibility in the deaths of her family.
I'd never betray you, Darian, no matter what ghosts are in my closet.
Down here it was as if the ghosts of soldiers wandered.
Lemures, " ghosts"), the name applied by Linnaeus to certain peculiar Malagasy representatives of the order PRIMATES which do not come under the designation of either monkeys or apes, and, with allied animals from the same island and tropical Asia and Africa, constitute the sub-order Prosimiae, or Lemuroidea, the characteristics of which are given in the article just mentioned.
As wife of Pluto, she sent spectres, ruled the ghosts, and carried into effect the curses of men.
Under the head of demons are classified only such spirits as are believed to enter into relations with the human race; the term therefore includes (I) human souls regarded as genii or familiars, (2) such as receive a cult (for which see Ancestor Worship), and (3) ghosts or other malevolent revenants; excluded are souls conceived as inhabiting another world.
Another class of nocturnal demons are the incubi and succubi, who are said to consort with human beings in their sleep; in the Antilles these were the ghosts of the dead; in New Zealand likewise ancestral deities formed liaisons with females; in the Samoan Islands the inferior gods were regarded as the fathers of children otherwise unaccounted for; the Hindus have rites prescribed by which a companion nymph may be secured.
- In connexion with demonology mention must be made of the custom of expelling ghosts, spirits or evils generally.
For a long time the ghosts and witches pursued me even into Dreamland.
Perhaps they are the ghosts of thoughts that once inhabited the mind of an ancestor.
For the first week, whenever I looked out on the pond it impressed me like a tarn high up on the side of a mountain, its bottom far above the surface of other lakes, and, as the sun arose, I saw it throwing off its nightly clothing of mist, and here and there, by degrees, its soft ripples or its smooth reflecting surface was revealed, while the mists, like ghosts, were stealthily withdrawing in every direction into the woods, as at the breaking up of some nocturnal conventicle.