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alter ego  (ˈæltər ˈiːɡəʊ ; ˈɛɡəʊ



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

Word Origin

Latin: other self

Example Sentences Including 'alter ego'

Mr Winterson's alter ego is not for publication to your Holtchester colleagues.
Moore, Margaret Forests of the Night
`We'll have the Rowlands, Lawrence Emmerson and his alter ego Dorothy, you, myself and the romantic Lucian.
Holt, Victoria The Black Opal
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


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