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alter ego
1. Another self.
2. A very close friend.

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were alter egos in a tale of horror."

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alter ego
The other "I" [ego].

An inseparable friend [your other self].

The idea is that an alter ego may be considered as speaking or acting for the other self within oneself.

This entry is located in the following unit: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 14)
alter ego (s) (noun), alter egos (pl)
1. Another side of oneself; a second self; or another aspect of one's self: The characters "Dr. Jekyll" and "Mr. Hyde" were alter egos in a literary tale of horror.
2. A very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of someone's self: Leonard and Lance grew up together in the same neighborhood, went to the same elementary school, the same high school, and seemed to be alter egos among their friends at the college they both attended.
3. A second self; a perfect substitute or deputy: Jim's assistant manager acts as his alter ego when he is not in the office.
4. Etymology: from Latin alter, "other" + ego, "I, self".
A close friend or a second self.
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