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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.

Usage examples (31)
  • Some people believe in metempsychosis especially when they hear of a prodigy in music or mathematics.
  • The second doctrine is commonly known as metempsychosis, the transmigration of souls or reincarnation, the last name being the most correct.
  • On the other hand, his psychogony, based on the idea of metempsychosis borrowed from the Orient, gives itself up to numerical vagaries.
  • It must have grown up among a people to whom the idea of metempsychosis was well known, but who at the same time held a skeptical view of that doctrine. for more
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