(in folklore and superstition) a human being who has changed into a wolf, or is capable of assuming the form of a wolf, while retaining human intelligence.
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How to use werewolf in a sentence
Still, in most werewolf lore it seems that young people—like poor, sweet Edward Laurent—are more susceptible to mystical wolf power than adults are.In The Cursed, Werewolf-Type Beasts Put a Greedy Landowner in His Place | Stephanie Zacharek | February 17, 2022 | Time
It’s a night for telling ghost stories and dressing up as witches and werewolves.
Another werewolf song that stresses aspects of their lives other than transforming into animals at the full moon.
However, the most important one for Allison was likely the day she decided to say the words for the first time after seeing Scott in his werewolf form.
I never thought it strange that Michael Jackson turned into a werewolf in “Thriller,” or that Ozzy Osbourne dressed up as different, bizarre characters on his album covers.‘The Artful Escape’: A musical comedy that’s all about the comedy | Christopher Byrd | October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Teen Wolf even features a relationship between a gay lacrosse player and a male werewolf.
And Bill Weasley remains happily married to Fleur Delacour despite being “grievously scarred from an encounter with a werewolf”.
At times, Heston appears more werewolf than human, which ended up being the best part of the film.
To break the curse, Klaus needed to sacrifice a werewolf, a vampire, and a doppelgänger, aka Elena.
The real curse was the hybrid curse: a curse placed on Klaus, an original vampire, to keep his werewolf side dormant.
He consulted with me during four revisions of "The werewolf," and told me that he had written the whole thing over seven times.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions | Slason Thompson
Eugene Field gives a new turn to the idea by representing the werewolf curse as a definite atavistic throw-back.
The werewolf bears a charmed life against which no weapon of man can avail, and the country is panic-stricken over his ravages.
Like the vampire, the werewolf is under a curse that impels him to prey upon those dearest to him.
The Albigenses tell of a young husband who, as a werewolf, slays his bride, then vanishes to be seen no more.
British Dictionary definitions for werewolf
a person fabled in folklore and superstition to have been changed into a wolf by being bewitched or said to be able to assume wolf form at will
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