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Jekyll and Hyde

A person whose personality drastically changes between good and bad. A reference to the main character in the book Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Ever since Kyle became a teenager, he's turned into a real Jekyll and Hyde, and it's impossible to anticipate his mood at any given time.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

Jekyll and Hyde

someone with both an evil and a good personality. (From the novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.) Bill thinks Mary is so soft and gentle, but she can be very cruel—she is a real Jekyll and Hyde. Jane doesn't know that Fred is a Jekyll and Hyde. She sees him only when he is being kind and generous, but he can be very cruel.
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Jekyll and Hyde

A personality alternating between good and evil behavior, as in You never know whether Bob will be a Jekyll or a Hyde. This expression comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886). Also see lead a double life.
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Jekyll and Hyde

a person alternately displaying opposing good and evil personalities.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ( 1886 ) is a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson , in which the physician Jekyll, in order to indulge his evil instincts, uses a drug to create the persona of Hyde, which at first he can assume at will but which gradually gains control of him.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll

a ˌJekyll and ˈHyde

a person with two separate personalities or ways of behaving, one good, pleasant, etc. and one evil, unpleasant, etc: He’s a real Jekyll and Hyde. At home he shouts at his wife and children all the time; at work he’s always charming and friendly.This comes from a story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in which Dr Jekyll takes a drug which separates the good and bad sides of his personality into two characters. All the negative aspects go into the character of Mr Hyde.
See also: and, Hyde, Jekyll
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A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London's fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn.
Adapted for the stage by Nick Lane, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was named one of the twelve best regional theatre productions in the UK in 2015.
Inspired by Georgian pubs of years gone by, Jekyll & Hyde is a friendly British pub and proper city gastro that serves its welcomes warm, drinks cold and food at great value without compromising on quality or flavours.
Jekyll all come out of the portal, but Rumple slips through the other way to confront Mr.
The story unfolds in the 1930s London, where Dr Henry Jekyll (Tom Bateman), grandson of infamous Victorian scientist Dr Robert Jekyll, struggles with the split personality disorder he has inherited.
We first meet Dr Robert Jekyll (Tom Bateman) in Ceylon, where he morphs from a gentle doctor into Hyde, who has the strength to lift up a 10-tonne lorry to save a trapped young girl.
FOLLOWING her departure from Coronation Street, Natalie Gumede's popped up in the likes of Doctor Who and Death In Paradise - but Jekyll & Hyde marks an opportunity to really pack a punch on the small screen.
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Esta historia es realmente muy extrana, diria de locura--dijo Utterson mordiendose las unas--suponiendo que el doctor Jekyll haya sido asesinado .
In this context, our choice to present the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr.
2) His warning is especially appropriate in evaluating the 'trick' or double exposure photograph of Richard Mansfield in his signature role as Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde from his highly successful adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr.
L'histoire du Dr Jekyll doit se plier a cette regle : le corps de Jekyll exposera l'homme de Bien, celui de Hyde, le Mal incarne.