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I forgave him and we moved on but it has always haunted me. The Sun (2016)He was not a confident public speaker, perhaps haunted by the memory of a stammer that for many years had dogged his youth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He became so haunted by her memory that he felt unable to publish her thoughts or the photos he took that summer for more than 30 years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For far too many ex-offenders, the only option is a return to his old haunts and the criminal networks that led to his conviction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is bruised and subdued by the ghosts still haunting him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Did we really say we were having a year off our normal summer haunts? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The area is now a haunt of backpackers and yoga fanatics. The Sun (2013)Yet a sense of failure often haunts those who have loved them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sins of motivation will always haunt us. Christianity Today (2000)That night the family frantically phoned friends and visited her haunts. The Sun (2012)Those who watched the train leave were haunted for long afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She revisits old haunts and becomes engrossed by a desire to learn more about her father. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The horrific images that made him famous return to haunt him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Did she haunt his memory as he did hers? THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThe fear haunting me that he could have disappeared into some endless limbo has gone. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The disappointment on his sweating face still haunts me. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So he died a bachelor and now he haunts it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The result is both highly intelligent and often haunting. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His shade will always haunt the place. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He claimed it as his local drinking haunt and was determined to improve the quality of the beer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The old lady is haunting her. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Ritz had been one of her favourite dining haunts in recent years. The Sun (2013)These ghosts haunt our cultures, but they no longer represent who we are. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And around my old haunts, the contrast between shiny and grim grew more pronounced. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But then we're back to the love birds cooing and chuckling and visiting haunted houses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now the past no longer haunts your heart, a love relationship can really take off. The Sun (2012)Got a favourite lunchtime haunt? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Trying to find peace, he revisits his old haunts - and disaster ensues. The Sun (2008)
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British English: haunt VERB
If something unpleasant haunts you, you keep thinking or worrying about it over a long period of time.
The decision to leave her children now haunts her.
British English: haunt NOUN
A place that is the haunt of a particular person is one which they often visit because they enjoy going there.
The islands are a favorite summer haunt for yachtsmen.
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