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A delusion that a double of a person or place exists elsewhere; it is related to other defects in recognition and suggests organic disease in the non-dominant parietal lobe

doppelgänger

Psychiatry A delusion that a double of a person or place exists elsewhere; it is related to other defects in recognition and suggests organic disease in the nondominant parietal lobe. See Depersonalization disorder, Schizophrenia.
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Their eyes met for a chilling moment, and the doppelganger got up, ran to the door and pressed the Emergency Door Open button.
Similar theories inform Hoffmann's story "The Doubles," where a woman is passionately courted by two doppelgangers, but avoids disaster by renouncing earthly love.
He instructed his Travellers that he wants find the doppelgangers and Julian's wife as well to find her husband's body and perform the spell that would make him permanent in Tyler's body.
As for Markos (Raffi Barsoumian) and the Travellers, their plan has been revealed and things are not looking good for the doppelgangers Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev).
35 BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD The hero battles a gang of powerful doppelgangers.
SUPERSTAR Justin Timberlake jetted in from the US to collect International Man of the Year from Kelly Osbourne and David Furnish, and announced he and David Beckham were doppelgangers.
Ranging from military youth to amateur athletes, for more than a decade they have shadowboxed their own signifying propensity to default to self-portraiture and their function as doppelgangers of the artist herself.
NOT content with dominating our TV screens, the Coronation Street stars take a stab at singing as they transform themselves into musical doppelgangers.
But other biographers (Lou Cannon and Gary Wills spring immediately to mind) have managed to explain Reagan and capture that love of performance without resorting to fictional doppelgangers.
What we will come to understand what exactly it is these people want, what it has to do with this alleged doppelganger prophecy and what they need from our doppelgangers.
Matthew, who's best known for starring alongside Sally Field and Calista Flockhart in US family drama Brothers & Sisters, was stepping into big shoes after Alec Guinness played the doppelgangers in the 1959 film version.
With gigantic blocky masses for heads that look unstable in proportion to their damaged bodies--forever monstrous and mute--they were the perfect doppelgangers for a distressed father-and-son duo.