After helping Obama pass his landmark health-care reform legislation, specter was suddenly friendless on the campaign trail.
Toomey was Tea Party before Tea Party was cool, chasing specter out of the party.
A few years back, specter underwent extreme rounds of chemotherapy that left him gaunt and hairless.
I got to know specter in a way I suspect most journalists did not.
But specter had become disillusioned with the party to which he had pledged his allegiance.
At last he had her cornered, and the specter was caught behind a curtain of odorous fumes.
They compliment themselves and push the specter of age aside.
In one story a monk crosses his legs to scare away the specter, but forgets and presently tumbles over.
But something happened which drove the specter of fear away.
He, whom she had seen only a little while ago, had become this thing, this specter!