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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ZOMBIE

It was soon plain that she was a zombie with about ten words in her vocabulary.

No one was in the stores, and no one was bothering with the zombie maze.

I logged back in and there I was, still on the deck of the Zombie Charger, waiting for someone to wind me up.

A mad enterprise indeed—a ghost and a zombie, going to seek out a foe whose numbers and whose might grew ever more apparent.

One word from Douglas and she had become a zombie—a mindless muscle preparation that existed only to obey.

A huge, zombie form—the ugliest part of this night of anguish and distortion.

It's not any kind of zombie state, or whatever your overheated imagination has thought up.

WORD ORIGIN

1871, of West African origin (cf. Kikongo zumbi "fetish;" Kimbundu nzambi "god"), originally the name of a snake god, later with meaning "reanimated corpse" in voodoo cult. But perhaps also from Louisiana creole word meaning "phantom, ghost," from Spanish sombra "shade, ghost." Sense "slow-witted person" is recorded from 1936.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ZOMBIE

character

nounodd person
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