zombie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n zombie several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur
    • n zombie someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way "only an automaton wouldn't have noticed"
    • n zombie a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
    • n zombie a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
    • n zombie (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
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Usage

In literature:

I felt like a zombie.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Cyrillia's belief in zombis has a solidity that renders argument out of the question.
"Two Years in the French West Indies" by Lafcadio Hearn
I'd love to take you out for a Zombie or a Bloody Mary.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
Mandrakes and mandrake-men, zombie-men, from the past and multiple revivals!
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
A few of his zombies clapped their hands; everybody else was quiet.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
They've turned him into a zombi.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
It was as though the blow had not been struck; as though this were some kind of a moving, breathing zombie.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
Think I'd ever accept a synthetic zombie imitation of you for my husband and go on living with it just as though nothing had happened?
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
They turn half zombie.
"No Great Magic" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
We followed him like zombies.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
It was soon plain that she was a zombie with about ten words in her vocabulary.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
At the edge of his vision, he was aware of his fellow students across the room, arranged in suddenly motionless rows like staring zombies.
"Ham Sandwich" by James H. Schmitz
The zombis had gone, hurriedly.
"Expediter" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Law-zombies, memorizing and following laws and being honest with a simple and terrifying literalness.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
Never have these zombies been able to think as men!
"Turning Point" by Alfred Coppel
Zombies are dead people whose lifelines lie in the so-called past.
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
I'm still somewhat of a zombie from something they gave me, but maybe I can help get you out of here.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
There was a robot zombie-head from one of the rides he'd torn down yesterday.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
It's not any kind of zombie state, or whatever your overheated imagination has thought up.
"Sentiment, Inc." by Poul William Anderson
He stood in the door like a zombi, the dear man, so's to make me speak first.
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
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In news:

Gilbert Hernandez, the acclaimed comic artist behind the classic Heartbreak Soup series, goes all zombie in Fatima : The Blood Spinners.
Why does Keaton get to kill zombies, and I can't.
People dressed as zombies to promote one of Zynga's smartphone apps.
This has opened to promote "Resident Evil 6" and help hype another version of the hugely popular zombie game.
Just Like a Zombie, MobileMe Won't Stay Dead.
White Zombie electric dragster makes believers out of fossil fuel hot-rodders.
It's a 1972 Datsun called "White Zombie," and it's one of the fastest street legal electric cars in the world.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly named the location of Zombie Coffee.
Back to the Zombie Hut.
What it takes to make a 'Walking Dead' zombie.
Zombies expected to harass runners.
Zombies, worms, viruses and you.
Blockbuster combat and more zombie battles keep gamers busy.
Zombie Pub Crawl conquers all.
Group Tells Floridians To Vote In Order To Avoid Zombie Apocalypse.
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In science:

The way scientists themselves behave overwhelmingly confirms the great acceptance of the axiom of free will: Any scientist will claim to be the conscious and free author of the work he publishes, and not a zombie repeating things already predetermined in the Big-Bang.
Quantum randomness can be controlled by free will -a consequence of the before-before experiment
History and future of implicit and inductionless induction: Beware the old jade and the zombie! In Dieter Hutter and Werner Stephan, editors, Mechanizing Mathematical Reasoning, volume 2605 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 192–203.
Cyclic and Inductive Calculi are equivalent
Heinlein, Al l You Zombies in 6 × H , Gnome Press 1959; By His Bootstraps in The Menace From Earth, Gnome Press 1959.
TASI Lectures on Matrix Theory
Floating conclusions and zombie paths: two deep difficulties in the ‘directly skeptical’ approach to inheritance nets.
Interdefinability of defeasible logic and logic programming under the well-founded semantics
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