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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
Now the tourist trap’s official website is promoting a new tour that allows guests to get up and close and personal with the royals’ wax doppelgangers.
Officers contacted the individual who was, in fact, not the suspected trespasser, just an unfortunate doppelganger.
According to People, the select images of the Kardashian doppelgangers are meant to mimic his wife in her different stages of undressing.
Because the doppelganger accounts speak out in Facebook's most public venues, the profiles can gain followings, friends and enemies all their own.
Just as Aldrich is set to kill Howard Prime, Baldwin emerges from the shadows and kills Aldrich, as payback for the murder of her doppelganger.
Among the more than 300 Mexico fans gathered , the Ochoa doppelganger might not have been the most passionate supporter.
Breaking: @TedCruz defeats @JimmyKimmel 11-9 — Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) June 17, 2018 Guess having his doppelganger there worked.
The old State Farm commercial in which Paul and his doppelganger were going down the escalator while Curry and his twin were ascending became reality.
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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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