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Jekyll, Dr

Line breaks: Dr Je¦kyll
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛk(ə)l
 
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Definition of Jekyll, Dr in English:

The central character of Robert Louis Stevenson’s story The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886). He discovers a drug which creates a separate personality (appearing in the character of Mr Hyde) into which Jekyll’s evil impulses are channelled.

Phrases

a Jekyll and Hyde

1
A person alternately displaying opposing good and evil personalities.
Example sentences
  • The club has displayed a Jekyll and Hyde personality.
  • The Gazette described us a Jekyll and Hyde side and that has summed us up exactly so far this season.
  • In conversation, it's surprising how open he appears to be; until you realise that you've spent an evening with a Jekyll and Hyde character, and you're no closer to understanding what makes him tick.

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