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doppelganger

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Folklore
doppelgangerdop‧pel‧gang‧er /ˈdɒpəlɡæŋə, -ɡeŋ- $ ˈdɑːpəlɡæŋər/ noun [countable]  1 somebody’s doppelganger2 RFan imaginary spirit that looks exactly like a living person
Examples from the Corpus
doppelgangerThis phrase always intrigued Bob; as if the speaker could split herself in two, providing a doppelganger companion.A doppelganger is invisible except to its owner and is not reflected in a mirror.Perhaps a human could find its proper doppelganger of organisms in a closed bottle.The doppelganger stands right behind its owner and always moves swiftly to dodge out of sight.
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