ghostly form

See: phantom
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verily in the house of Hades there is soul and ghostly form but no mind at all!
Then, from behind a distant hill, the noble sun rose up, driving the mists in phantom shapes before it, and clearing the earth of their ghostly forms till darkness came again.
Garlands of flowers cascade down her pale dress as she gazes mournfully into the distance, with the darkness of the trees closing in around her ghostly form.
Synopsis: From Sylvia Plath's depictions of the Holocaust as a group of noncohering "bits" to AIDS elegies' assertions that the dead posthumously persist in ghostly form and Susan Howe's insistence that the past can be conveyed only through juxtaposed "scraps," the condition of being too late is one that haunts post-World War II American poetry.
In the picture there's the ghostly form of a long-tailed tit.
Marty was deliberately run over and killed during an investigation in the pilot episode, My Late Lamented Friend and Partner, but came back in ghostly form (from now on, he would wear a distinctive white suit), though only to be seen and heard by Jeff.
Havana Segrand (Moore) descends from Hollywood royalty, the scion of classic actress Clarice Taggart, who died in a fire, yet who still turns up now and then in ghostly form (Sarah Gadon) to derail Havana's progress.
His ghostly form has been spotted at the window, with the sound of him muttering scaring the royal staff.
But he appears in not-quite ghostly form as Ellie uses him as a sounding board and a comfort blanket.
But, in among the good, vacuous fun at London Fashion Week, an unpleasant reminder of a more sinister reality appeared this year - in the emaciated, ghostly form of its models.
First of all, this one's a departure from the usual Notaro book - if any of her eight books so far can ever be described as "usual" - in that it's her second fiction attempt, and also because the heroine, Lucy Fisher, literally takes a detour into the hereafter after being hit by a bus, only to find she has to complete "ghost school" and then return to Earth in her ghostly form to square away some situations that didn't quite get handled the first time around.
The ghostly form developed when an original print required an open lens to illuminate a building and a pedestrian ran through a corner of the area exposed on the film, leaving a fleeting image.