ghoul

Part of speech: noun

A demon supposed to prey on corpses.

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Usage examples "ghoul":

  1. Suddenly the child changed into a ghoul who whirled round him wildly, and made him silently understand the horror of his desires.... - "En Route", J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans.
  2. Chauvelin gazed after him as if he had been brought face to face with a ghoul. - "The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel", Baroness Orczy.
  3. He's taken on the attributes of the djinn, the vampire, the ghoul, the werewolf, and every other horror and hobgoblin that the mind of man has conjured up in the past half million years. - "Anything You Can Do ...", Gordon Randall Garrett.