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    fiend

    Could you suggest another synonym of "fiend"? Does it mean something like an evil wraith?
    "I have no name in the regions which I inhabit," replied the voice, mournfully; "I was mortal, but am fiend. I wasmerciless, but am pitiful. Thou dost feel that I shudder."

    (http://poestories.com/read/premature)

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    Re: fiend

    Maybe you are looking for demon?
    http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/fiend?s=t

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    Re: fiend

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Maybe you are looking for demon?
    http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/fiend?s=t
    Yes "demon" is better, but does it fit the context? What is the author trying to say? Why is he contrasting "mortal" with "fiend"?

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    Re: fiend

    Fiend is also used as a synom for a spectre or phantom, as well as demon perhaps one of those fits better.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fiend
    Quote Originally Posted by Mher View Post
    Yes "demon" is better, but does it fit the context? What is the author trying to say? Why is he contrasting "mortal" with "fiend"?
    The author is not contrasting mortal and fiend, he is saying that one the person was a living person and now is undead.

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    Re: fiend

    I read enough of that story to know what it is about. (It freaks me out to think about waking up in a coffin.)


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