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Origin of vampire
OTHER WORDS FROM vampirevam·pir·ic [vam-pir-ik], /væmˈpɪr ɪk/, vam·pir·ish [vam-pahyuhr-ish], /ˈvæm paɪər ɪʃ/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for vampire
Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of those an anti-hero type vampires.
The vampire at the heart of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night neither sparkles nor sleeps in coffins.The Punk Behind Iran's Only Vampire Spaghetti Western-Style Love Story|Melissa Leon|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And someone named something like, “Vampire Man Randy,” commented on it and wrote, “sex feet.”How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next door in Romania, a historical figure nicknamed Vlad the Impaler inspired the first mainstream depiction of a vampire.
He is believed to have been considered a vampire in the mid-19th century and decapitated after his death.
This I stoleand thisand thisand thisbecause you, vampire that you are, needed money.Marie Tarnowska|Annie Vivanti
He whom a vampire has slain is supposed, in some countries, himself to become a vampire.Russian Fairy Tales|W. R. S. Ralston
She tried to drag him back, to get him away from the battered body, to which he clung in his fury like a vampire.Footsteps of Fate|Louis Couperus
Eye-brows meeting, a sign that a man is a were-wolf or a vampire—I. 157 note, 575; II.The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta
For protection a thorn-stick is carried, with which the vampire is thrust through.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson