Origin of Frankenstein
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The hybrid alliance is something of a Frankenstein monster where every arm imagines itself the brain.
When I think of Frankenstein, I have these visions of Robert De Niro in awful makeup.Daniel Radcliffe on Sex, ‘Harry Potter,’ and Complicated Relationships|Marlow Stern|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wrote the screenplay in collaboration with me and he plays Dr. Frankenstein.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You ever think how Dr. Frankenstein thought when Frankenstein ripped his first person in half?
Mr. Frankenstein said that the stage manager told him that the Iroquois stage was not equipped with a true fire curtain.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror|Various
Figureheads for Frankenstein, they need only shriek themselves blue and their will, will be done.Nonsenseorship|G. G. Putnam and Others
But you, my dear Frankenstein, wherefore are you desponding and sorrowful?Frankenstein|Mary Shelley
Blackwood kidnapped an article for his Magazine on the Frankenstein story, which I intended for you.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)|John Gibson Lockhart
Arrived at Aix-la-Chapelle, he took up his abode in the ancient castle of Frankenstein, close by that famous city.Folk-lore and Legends: German|Anonymous
Word Origin for Frankenstein
allusive use dates to 1838, from Baron Frankenstein (German, "free stone"), character in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus." Commonly used, mistakenly, as the proper name of the monster he created, and thus franken- extended 1990s as a prefix to mean "non-natural."
(1818) A novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The title character, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, makes a manlike monster from parts of cadavers and brings it to life by the power of an electrical charge. Frankenstein's monster is larger than most men and fantastically strong.