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synonyms for changeling

  • backup
  • replacement
  • stand-in
  • surrogate
  • agent
  • alternate
  • assistant
  • auxiliary
  • delegate
  • deputy
  • double
  • dummy
  • equivalent
  • expediency
  • expedient
  • fill-in
  • ghost
  • locum
  • makeshift
  • procurator
  • proxy
  • recourse
  • refuge
  • relay
  • relief
  • representative
  • reserve
  • resort
  • resource
  • standby
  • stopgap
  • sub
  • succedaneum
  • successor
  • supplanter
  • supply
  • symbol
  • temp
  • temporary
  • understudy
  • vicar
  • dernier ressort
  • ghost writer
  • locum tenens
  • pinch-hitter
  • temporary expedient
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antonyms for changeling

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  • being
  • entity
  • permanent
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How to use changeling in a sentence

Die foolish beoples in the island, they say she is a wechsel-balg—what you call a fairy-elf changeling.
PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
One more story of a "changeling" before we leave the subject.
GERMAN CULTURE PAST AND PRESENTERNEST BELFORT BAX
Everybody believed Ellis to have been a changeling, and one saying of his is well known in that part of the country.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
The same writer gives a similar account of the changeling mentioned above, p. 107.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
Thiele relates a story in which a wild stallion colt is brought in to smell two babes, one of which is a changeling.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
This is hardly a changeling story, as no attempt was made to foist a false child on the parent.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
The mother was, of course, pleased to recover it; and the next thing was to dispose of the changeling.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
The changeling himself in one of Lady Wilde's tales directs his foster-mother to Fairyland.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
In this case we are told that if the child screamed it was a changeling, and it was held fast to prevent its escape.
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
A smart angry discussion took place between Oberon and Titania as to which of them was to have the little changeling boy.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
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