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  1. haunting, persistentadjective

    continually recurring to the mind

    "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

    Synonyms:
    persistent, lasting, unrelenting, tenacious, relentless, dour, unyielding, dogged, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    unmoving, forgettable

  2. hauntingadjective

    having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect

    "from two handsome and talented young men to two haunting horrors of disintegration"-Charles Lee

    Synonyms:
    persistent

    Antonyms:
    unmoving, forgettable

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How to use haunting in a sentence?

  1. Robert Browning:

    Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!

  2. Stevie Beer:

    A colleague out for lunch messaged to say there had been an incident on London Bridge and he was unable to cross back over the river. I went straight to the window and saw hundreds of people running off the bridge down Tooley Street, people looked so panicked. Stevie Beer was haunting. There were at least half a dozen police cars and halted buses. Our building is now on lockdown, but we've not been given any concrete information.

  3. Roger Ferguson of TIAA:

    Personally, I am outraged by the recent incidents of racism, violence and police brutality against members of the African American community. The haunting video of Mr. Floyd's last breaths is a sobering reflection of this national crisis.

  4. James Grover Thurber:

    But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.

  5. H.L. Mencken:

    Puritanism The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

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