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Accounts say that it was her double, or eidolon, which figured at Troy.

Alas, yes, the Eidolon of him was,—in Weber's and other such brains.

For the time his thought was quit of its consequence; no eidolon outwardly repeated his inward vision.

And there were other friends of the eidolon in England and inaccessible, whose letters of welcome awaited me at Gravesend.

In the background of all we fancy a hideous Eidolon, from whose side even the damned recoil in loathing.

Whichever way she turned the eidolon of Caroline met her as a bar to all further progress in her design upon the Intendant.

The Homeric solution is to divide the man, or to double him, into his shade (eidolon) and his self.

But if any one likes let us leave him a mere Eidolon, an earlier "Great Unknown."

The house exists still, or the shell of it—the ghost of old Wenderholme, its appearance, its eidolon!

I could thus see myself, gazing through my dream eyes on my eidolon, as if it were only a reflection in a mirror.

WORD ORIGIN

1828, from Greek eidolon (see idol).

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