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Definition of Ghostly


  1. Relating to the soul; not carnal or secular; spiritual; as, a ghostly confessor.
  2. Of or pertaining to apparitions.
  3. Spiritually; mystically.

Ghostly Quotations

The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
Alfred Noyes

I feel ghostly unreal until I become somebody else again on the screen.
Peter Sellers

It is curious how, from time immemorial, man seems to have associated the idea of evil with beauty, shrunk from it with a sort of ghostly fear, while, at the same time drawn to it by force of its hypnotic attraction.
Richard Le Gallienne

If you go into an underground train in London - probably anywhere, but chiefly in London - there's that sense of almost entering a ghostly dimension. People are very still and quiet; they don't exchange many pleasantries.
Seamus Heaney

Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.
Bram Stoker
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Ghostly Translations

ghostly in German is geisterhaft, spukhaft, geisterhaft
ghostly in Spanish is fantasmal
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