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alter ego (ˈæltər ˈiːɡəʊ Pronunciation for alter ego ; ˈɛɡəʊ Pronunciation for alter ego



  1. a second self
  2. a very close and intimate friend

Word Origin

Latin: other self

Example Sentences Including 'alter ego'

For Mr Incredible, this meant always being his alter ego Bob Parr, insurance claims officer.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
It was as though, for a moment, the girl in the photograph had returned, elbowing her ungainly alter ego out of the way.
Brandon, Ruth Left, Right and Centre
Like her emotionally fragile alter ego on TV, she was in no mood for sensible advice.
Misc (1999)
Mr Winterson's alter ego is not for publication to your Holtchester colleagues.
Moore, Margaret Forests of the Night
Ruth Rendell writes detective stories about Inspector Wexford; her alter ego Barbara Vine writes psychological explorations.
British Medical Journal (2002)
So close an alter ego is he that Goodrich considers them to be one and the same person.
Begg, Ean & Rich, Deike On the Trail of Merlin - a guide to the Celtic mystery tradition
`We'll have the Rowlands, Lawrence Emmerson and his alter ego Dorothy, you, myself and the romantic Lucian.
Holt, Victoria The Black Opal


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