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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
What We Do in the Shadows is basically just that, but with vampires.The New Class of Comfort TV: 16 Shows to Watch When You Run Out of Friends and The Office|Eliana Dockterman|February 10, 2021|Time
She describes food-sharing patterns in hunter-gatherer societies, for instance, then in the same paragraph says that “this same dynamic exists among vampire bats.”In the animal kingdom, rituals that connect, renew and heal|Barbara King|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
My other horror recommendation is “Let the Right One In,” the vampire novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist.The perfect science fiction, fantasy and genre-bending tales for the chilly days ahead|Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie Tidhar|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
To parasitic-plant specialist Chris Thorogood, “They’re vampire plants.”‘Vampire’ parasite challenges the definition of a plant|Susan Milius|September 16, 2020|Science News For Students
The classic movie still offers some chills and established many of the visual motifs seen in contemporary vampire movies.
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.
Even the air has its strange denizens in the guise of huge beetles and vampire-winged flying foxes.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Did you ever know a man come out to do either in a chariot and pair, you ridiculous old vampire?Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
And as the narrowing process progressed, she said, the exhausting or vampire quality grew and grew.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
To gently destroy, sucking the vitality like a vampire and fanning the victim to dullness with its wings.The Beach of Dreams|H. De Vere Stacpoole
The two bones are not often found in so lateral a position, and the vampire wings are clumsy in the extreme.In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious|W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent