Definitions

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  • n. A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts such a person.
  • n. An evil twin.
  • n. A remarkably similar double.
  • n. A person who has the same name as another.
  • n. A fantastic monster that takes the forms of people, usually after killing them.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A few minutes later the real Lance arrives at the nightclub to the amazement of Stone and Dina; he explains his doppelganger is his older brother former army intelligence specialist Barton, who still suffers from an amnesia causing blow to the head.

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  • Without a context, without a narrative other than that which we have inferred, there's no way of knowing whether this doppelganger is artifice or anomaly.

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  • Stalked by an enigmatic doppelganger from a preternatural realm, Joanna can feel the Light failing – which is propelling her toward a terrifying confrontation with the ultimate master of evil, the dark lord of Shadow: her father.

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  • The doctor has Maximillian (who, unlike his doppelganger, is capable of speech) throw our heroes in the brig, where Old Bob is their jailer.

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  • It is, however, the beginning of the Kolchak: The Night Stalker episode “Firefall”, which is about a ghost trying to isolate and take over the life of musical composer Ryder Bond, a ghost which is called a doppelganger in the episode.

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  • "It was a very beautiful, bittersweet moment that was very short-lived and interrupted by the queen bee — the other me," she says referring to her doppelganger Katherine.

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  • The entry for my doppelganger was a low-tech gizmo and it caught my attention.

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  • Also by 2018, America will go just poo-crazy, and amongst other unspeakable things, pictures of unsuspecting people on the toilet taken by invasive Facebook aps will be actively sold as ring tones by companies like In the future, with volumes of information about individuals readily available and ever advancing robot technology, replacing someone with a doppelganger will be a real possibility.

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  • According to Urban Dictionary, a doppelganger is a "a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart."

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  • And as Mark says, this is only his "doppelganger" talking.

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  • "dobbelgjenger" on Norwegian

    April 26, 2009

  • A doppelgänger or fetch is the ghostly double of a living person, a sinister form of bilocation.

    September 27, 2008

  • favorite usage: 'welcome to our world, small, amusing doppelganger.'

    -- Teen Titans, Season 2

    March 26, 2007