[ UK /la‍ɪkˈænθɹəpi/ ]
  1. (folklore) the magical ability of a person to assume the characteristics of a wolf
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How To Use lycanthropy In A Sentence

  • This is because I have contracted lycanthropy.
  • That his lycanthropy is never resolved (it is neither cured nor its origin explained) seems not to bother the baron, the king, his men, or Marie herself.
  • Generally speaking the property of lycanthropy in Spain appears to be hereditary; and, as one would naturally expect in a country so pronouncedly Roman Catholic, to rid the lycanthropist of his unenviable property it is the custom to resort to exorcism. Werwolves
  • After the incident of the "burning fiery furnace" (Dan. 3) into which the three Hebrew confessors were cast, Nebuchadnezzar was afflicted with some peculiar mental aberration as a punishment for his pride and vanity, probably the form of madness known as lycanthropy (i. e, "the change of a man into a wolf"). Easton's Bible Dictionary
  • Even if they could get out of this hole, wolfsbane wasn't the easiest thing to find in this area, and the hour he had to reverse the lycanthropy was ticking away.
  • When Ginger turns from horny to hyper violent, Brigitte's last hope is Sam, a handsome dope dealer with expertise in biology and lycanthropy.
  • What follows is a wincingly uninspired plot about siblings dealing with lycanthropy and trying to discover who infected them.
  • On Shakira's pulsing new single "She Wolf," the Colombian superstar transforms into a howling, empowered beast - and drops the term "lycanthropy" (a psychiatric condition where a person believes she can transform into an animal). Undefined
  • D&D players in particular tend to be very cavalier about how their characters are getting clawed and bitten, and a bit of infection risk -- either real-world hazards or fantasy ones like infectious lycanthropy -- would make the gaming worlds that much more complex and interesting. The mysteries of rabies Boing Boing
  • As a victim of lycanthropy, The Wolf had always been hungry for friends.
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