- The living dead in pop culture are no doubt inspired by the great voodoo zombie legend of Haiti in the heart of the Caribbean.
- And in Haiti she found eight ‘authentic cases’ of zombies, one of whom she photographed in a hospital.
- Of course, the people of Haiti claim that they see zombies very often, but no one has been able to prove it.
- Day of the Dead (1985) shows the beginnings of a new world, where survivors learn to domesticate the zombies.
- There are no vampires, werewolves, zombies, or outer space creatures.
- The zombies are, of course, the ultimate consumers.
- Not many like to go there, because it can be an unnerving experience, the officials more often than not appearing like zombies who cannot even hear applicants.
- As D-Day approached I became a zombie, all distant stares and unresponsive grunts.
- I stopped… progressing for a while, a sort of zombie of my former self.
- That's the sort of idea of the philosopher's zombie, there could be two Sues and one would be conscious and the other wouldn't.
- This is a being that would be hugely different behaviorally from a normal human being, an unmotivated, listless vegetable, while a philosopher's zombie, by definition, is as lively and (apparently) motivated as anybody could be.
- What we are supposing to be absent in the zombie's mind is just phenomenal consciousness.
- Malicious programs capable of turning home PCs into zombies controlled by hackers are growing at between 150 to 200 per week.
- The zombies mount attacks by flooding servers with traffic til they can't cope.
- Zombies can be used by criminal hackers to launch distributed denial-of-service attacks, spread spam messages or to steal confidential information.
- Example sentences
- This morning, I stumble downstairs in the zombielike pre-coffee state and wander aimlessly around the kitchen.
- He seemed very strange, anaesthetized and zombielike.
- Charles is medicated to a zombielike mellowness and has neither held down a job nor moved out of his mother's house in Philadelphia.
Early 19th century: of West African origin; compare with Kikongo zumbi 'fetish'.
This is of West African origin; Kikongo zumbi ‘fetish’ is a related form. Figurative use meaning ‘dull, slow-witted person’ is found from the 1930s.
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