alter ego

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alter ego

[′ȯl·tər ′ē‚gō]
(psychology)
A close friend who represents a second self to an individual.
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Student Fiona Wharmby, 19, said: "The work is in response to a project on the theme of Alter Egos.
The 66-year-old legendary rocker said that an alter ego "gives you the feeling anything is possible and stops you being too serious".
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Eleanor (Chris Walder) and James (Matthew Salisbury) are told some home truths by their alter egos Nell (Wendy Morris) and Jim (John Ruscoe)
Welton Becket's] alter egos, successors and/or assigns, and that a hearing, and attendant disclosure, is needed in order to determine the relevant relationships and, ultimately, the proper parties to the arbitration."
Attributional nexus refers to a state's imposing its taxing jurisdiction on a corporation that has no direct nexus with the state solely because the corporation has an agency, alter ego, or unitary relationship([single dagger]) with a corporation (or other business or individual) that does have direct nexus with the state.(4) It is essential, therefore, for corporate tax planners to review the relationships between the corporation and other entities (whether they be customers, suppliers, agents, financing companies or just related entities) to determine whether the relationships may lead to increased state tax liability.
(There is this concept of being alter egos of the President.
(Busch has kept writing age-appropriate parts for his female alter egos.) At the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, he's premiering A Very Serious Person, and this time he not only stars in the film and cowrote the screenplay but also directed.
He set the two-act drama as a flashback from Hamlet's deathbed, abbreviated the cast (no Horatio, Rosencrantz or Guildenstern) and focused on a tormented Hamlet who's shadowed, at times, by three alter egos. The result is excellent dance theater in a highly conceptual, stylish portrayal of Shakespeare's tragedy.
As alter egos, these little clowns seem surprisingly universal, their woeful predicaments accessible and painfully touching.
Since the story has roots in painful autobiography--Gabriel and Jess are alter egos of Maupin and his ex Terry Anderson--"some of the more emotional scenes between Gabriel and Jess were not easy for Armistead to watch," Stettner tells The Advocate.
Germaul Barnes and Bradley, perhaps acting as alter egos for Jones and Zane, struggle to keep their common boundary throughout the ensuing chaos.