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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Folklore
vampirevam‧pire /ˈvæmpaɪə $ -paɪr/ noun [countable]  RFin stories, a dead person that sucks people’s blood by biting their necks
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vampireEveryone knows that, who knows anything about vampires.What bloodsucking vampire owns me now?It needs very little provocation to start Shelley off on such topics, or Albé either - he particularly enjoys vampire stories.Oh, we can turn people into vampires, it's an easy technique, but what would be the point?Your husband invited vampires into the country, did he?Carlos Castro, head of Pisco's main hospital, said pregnant women fear the vampire will reincarnate in their babies.No mercy for the vampire, eh?
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