wraith

Part of speech: noun

A fantom of a living person, supposed to be ominous of that person's death.

Part of speech: noun

Any ghost or specter.

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Usage examples "wraith":

  1. But the four pair of frightened eyes strained past the ghostly old man to a thin wraith that lay on the bed. - "Madge Morton's Trust", Amy D. V. Chalmers.
  2. Then as she became in a few steps a wraith, he chanted in farewell courtesy, " Mrs. Trewhella!" - "Carnival", Compton Mackenzie.
  3. May not a leap of gold Yet greet me on some gladder hill, A shining wraith, Rejoicing still, As in those hours we found so fair, To follow where love calleth? - "Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road", Katharine Lee Bates.