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Examples of doppelgänger in a Sentence
In the story, the character is haunted by a doppelgänger.
at the mall today I saw someone who could be your doppelgänger
Recent Examples of doppelgänger from the Web
By the time the pilot is over, Howard meets his doppelganger, a Howard with the same early life but who has become a hardened intelligence agent, seemingly 180 degrees from the first Howard.
The show has tripled our Sizemore fun in Season 2 giving him not one but two idealized robotic doppelgangers in the form of the gunslinger Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) and the ronin Musashi (Hiroyuki Sanada).
Siegfried Heidl is the fictional doppelganger of John Friedrich, the real-life Australian fraudster whose extravagant crimes revealed the staggering incompetence of certain banks and government agencies.
Click through to see the many twins (and a few bonus doppelgangers!) Riverdale has already bestowed upon us.
Braun, who carried around cardboard cutouts of his doppelganger opponents — Reps. Todd Rokita and Luke Messer, R-Ind.
Kustra’s apparent doppelganger was a politician (like Kustra!) and lawyer who once served as Secretary of the Interior under President Millard Fillmore.
Wilson, the creator of Shudu, suspects that digital doppelgangers will extend beyond even the world of influencers, and sees Shudu in part as a way of acclimating a mainstream audience to the idea of digital humans.
Could this be President Trump’s doppelganger in Spain?
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Did You Know?
According to age-old German folklore, all living creatures have a spirit double who is invisible but identical to the living individual. These second selves are perceived as being distinct from ghosts (which appear only after death), and sometimes they are described as the spiritual opposite or negative of their human counterparts. In 1796, German writer Johann Paul Richter, who wrote under the pseudonym Jean Paul, coined the word Doppelgänger (from doppel-, meaning "double," and -gänger, meaning "goer") to refer to such specters.
DOPPELGÄNGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doppelgänger for English Language Learners
: someone who looks like someone else
: a ghost that looks like a living person
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