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uhn der stuh dee

  • n  an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
  • v  be an understudy or alternate for a role

  • Victor has been the classic filial understudy.
  • Heading for Hollywood to hone his skills, he found himself filling the archetypal role of the understudy who becomes a star.
  • Those who hope to find the original biblical item, moreover, will likely reject Parfitt's claim that the best we can do is an understudy.
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  • Troupe shows verve, versatility
    Troupe shows verve, versatility Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:30 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 An associate professor of dance at Skidmore College and a former understudy for the Mark Morris Dance Company, Graciani has shown work before at ArtsFest, but this year marked the ...
    June 12, 2013 - Albany Times Union
  • A conversation with Laura Kalambokidis, new state economist
    Minnesota’s new state economist has been an understudy for the role.
    June 9, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • Is new Viking Matt Cassel one of the NFL's top back-up quarterbacks?
    A discussion on the NFL Network puts Christian Ponder's veteran understudy near the top of the list.
    June 7, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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