See also:person considered as appearing in some visible or sensible
See also:form to the living (see
See also:APPARITIONS; PSYCHICAL
See also:RESEARCH, "Phantasms of the Dead";
See also:SPIRITUALISM) . In the earlier and wider sense of spirit in general, or of the principle of
See also:life, the word is practically obsolete . The language of the Authorized Version of the Bible, however, has preserved the phrase " to give up the ghost, still sometimes used of dying . The Spirit of
See also:God, too, the third person of the Trinity, is still called, not in the technical language of
See also:theology only, the
See also:Holy Ghost . The adjective " ghostly " is still occasionally used for " spiritual " (cf. the Ger. geistlich) as contrasted with " bodily," especially in such combinations as " ghostly counsel," " ghostly comfort." We may even speak of a " ghostly adviser," though not without a
See also:touch of affectation; on the other
See also:hand, the phrase " ghostly man " for a clergyman (cf. the Ger . Geistlicher) is an archaism the use of which could only be justified by poetic licence, as in
See also:Tennyson's Elaine (1(394) . The word " ghost," from the shadowy and unsubstantial quality attributed to the apparitions of the dead, has come also to be commonly used to emphasize the want of force or substance generally, in such phrases as " not the ghost of a
See also:chance," " not the ghost of an idea." It is also applied to those
See also:literary and
See also:artistic " hacks " who are paid to do
See also:work for which others get the
See also:credit .
GHOR, or GHUR
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