(in Shakespeare’s Macbeth) a murdered thane whose ghost appears to Macbeth.
Taking up an apple, he becomes Banquo; taking up a doll he is Malcolm, son of slain King Duncan.
Madbeth: Alan Cumming Plays Almost Every Role in “Macbeth” Liesl Schillinger April 22, 2013
He stared at it pallidly, like Macbeth at the ghost of Banquo.
The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
And “Banquo” was the word that the Administrator telegraphed.
Bones Edgar Wallace
To Banquo a somewhat similar intimation is given, but no foul thought of crime suggests itself for an instant to his loyal nature.
A Book of Remarkable Criminals H. B. Irving
The black-haired pianist shook his locks at her like Banquo.
Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
The horrible tattooed face rose into view like Banquo’s ghost.
There She Blows! William Hussey Macy
Why does the ghost of Banquo appear to Macbeth, and not the ghost of Duncan?
Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Banquo, who is said by the King to have ‘no less deserved,’ receives as yet mere thanks.
Shakespearean Tragedy A. C. Bradley
Banquo at the feast indeed could not have been more dejected.
Rich Man, Poor Man Maximilian Foster
The toast was drunk as the ghost of Banquo entered for the second time.
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare E. Nesbit
banns. to prohibit, forbid, or bar; interdict: to ban nuclear weapons; The dictator banned all newspapers and books that criticized his regime. Archaic. to pronounce an ecclesiastical curse upon. to curse; execrate. the act of prohibiting by law; interdiction. informal denunciation or prohibition, as by public opinion: society’s ban on racial discrimination. Law. a proclamation. […]
noun a variant of bonsela
(in Irish folklore) a spirit in the form of a wailing woman who appears to or is heard by members of a family as a sign that one of them is about to die. noun (in Irish folklore) a female spirit whose wailing warns of impending death n. 1771, from phonetic spelling of Irish bean […]
noun a town in S England, in NE Surrey. Pop: 19 332 (2001) Historical Examples It is very good at banstead itself, though that is a country sufficiently poor. Rural Rides William Cobbett When banstead took the chorus out to supper he had the ready repartee of his kind. Viviette William J. Locke “Seems to […]