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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
But according to the caption, the photo was an introduction to her fair-haired doppelganger, code name: Rebekka Harajuku.
At the center of it all were the two Howard Silks — the super spy and his meek doppelganger, both played by series star J.K. Simmons.
Allen has even dropped by to take photographs with his metal doppelganger.
First daughter Ivanka Trump has a doppelganger, Twitter users have decided.
The Kansas men's basketball team has a statistical doppelganger, and the proof of that is below.
Kaitlynn, an 8th grader at Hughes STEM High School, is a doppelganger to my youngest daughter both in appearance and temperament.
Mars' reddish doppelganger, the supergiant star Antares, loiters underneath Mars now. The ringed Saturn rises in the east at about 4:45 a.m. Monday, according to the observatory, hanging out in the constellation Sagittarius.
The beloved actress, redhead, and, on occasion, Daenerys Targaryen doppelganger was seen in rollers at Mare Salon, posing with her partner in permanent waves, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin.
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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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