lycanthrope


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lycanthrope

(lī′kən-thrōp′, lī-kăn′-)
n.
A person affected with lycanthropy.
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(10) Macario's humorous adjustment of his dentures casts the protagonist as an unlikely lycanthrope whose obsession with werewolves has affected his reading habits and his perception of reality.
The pietists respond to this belief by insisting that there is an essential continuity between the human body before, during, and after its lycanthropic transmutation, marked by the preservation of some part of the body (usually thought to be enlarged incisors or fangs): "Identity is maintained in the midst of metamorphosis; what appears to be radical upheaval is in fact the coming to fruition of an inborn characteristic." (22) Just as the lycanthrope remains human despite the change in outward form, so the human body retains its integrity despite its continuous discharge of effluvia.
Borel was trained as an architect but turned to literature and became one of the most eccentric young writers of the 1830s, assuming the name of "Lycanthrope" ("Wolf-Man").
Examining the Duchesse of Malfi by Webster, and contrasting the evil Duke with the more sympathetic representations of lycanthrope found in modern examples, the author shows that the theme of werewolf is itself subverted and transgressed by making the outer ugliness no longer a reflection of one's psyche.
Best Werewolf Sighting: "True Blood's'' likable lycanthrope Joe Manganiello was here recently shooting the film "Tumbledown'' on Grove Street and at Worcester State University.
Is there any hope to save the soul of a young woman transformed into a blood-drinking monster, or to rescue the innocent people (and occasional lycanthrope) kept like chattel to feed the wealthy and powerful undead?
Detectives John Gallagher and Lara Mendes dismiss the suspect as crazy only to realize, too late, that he actually is a lycanthrope. The story ends with Mendes mysteriously disappearing and Gallagher is left searching for her.
The narrator of Hal Johnson's debut fantasy novel talks to his readers as he describes how Myron Horowitz, a short, nose-less, sexually immature, ninth-grade lycanthrope (not exactly), uncovers mysteries of his past to find his place in the world.
As the storm clouds of conflict gather over Forks, the couple and their vampire pals team up with local werewolves - headed by Lautner's lusty lycanthrope, Jacob - for the mother of all supernatural skirmishes.
When the beast claims the life of Valerie's sister under a blood-red moon, renowned werewolf hunter Father Solomon (Gary Oldman) vows to unmask the lycanthrope.
When the beast claims the life of Valerie's sister under a blood-red moon, renowned werewolf hunter Father Solomon (Gary Oldman) vows to unmask the lycanthrope. Red Riding Hood uses the familiar story as a hook for a largely bloodless romance.
When the beast claims the life of Valerie's sister under a blood-red moon, renowned werewolf hunter Father Solomon (Gary Oldman) vows to unmask the lycanthrope. Rosy-lipped Seyfried provides a nice visual contrast to her two handsome suitors and Oldman merrily chews scenery as the zealous werewolf hunter, who justifies his tortuous methods by hissing: "A man bitten is a man cursed."