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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A person who serves as a foil to another.

Usage examples (4)
  • “A deuteragonist in that little drama, I had a moment of doubt.”
  • The deuteragonist or secondary person can at times tell us more of them than circumstances at furious heat will help them to reveal; and the Dame will have him only as...
  • The two absolutely essential things are, in the first place, a certain charm of mind and even manner, which is a purely instinctive gift; and, in the second place, real...
  • (deuteragonist) by Aeschylus, and a third (tritagonist) by Sophocles. for more
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