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.
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.
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.
It is a conventional enough response, in such a place, to think upon death, as one is indeed bidden to do, and perhaps to remember Milton, as Wordsworth does so often and as he does here in the ghostly form of Samson, who defeated armies of riotous men, who was punished for being unable to keep silent, who heard "the tread of many feet steering this way" (III), and who himself destroyed a "temple" as Wordsworth claims the revolutionary army is about to do.
Over a decade ago, Shimon Attie made a splash with several series of color photographs depicting buildings in Berlin (and, later, other German and European cities) onto which he projected archival black-and-white photographs of those same neighborhoods in an earlier era, restoring, in ghostly form, their once-active Jewish populations.