from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A human.

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  • n. A person; a large sapient, bipedal primate, with notably less hair than others of that order, of the species Homo sapiens.
  • n. Another, extinct member of the genus Homo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage


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  • The love of another human being in an intimate relationship sort of rubbed off on you, making the very touch of your skin anathema to the White Court.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • They disappeared through the doorway and found themselves on Marsa planet where no human being had ever set foot before.

    George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt

  • And it was the voice of a human being -- a known, loved, well-remembered voice -- that of Edward Fairfax Rochester; and it spoke in pain and woe, wildly, eerily, urgently.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you."

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. II.

  • “No human being would willingly wear pants that zipped off at the knee—no normal human being—unless they had rocket-thrusters in place of their detachable feet.”

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • A god may not consider the welfare of the human being he rides—

    Burning Tower

  • Another rush for me was just hanging out with Sara Gilbert, who is a remarkably deep human being and a talented actor and comic.

    Roseanne Archy

  • In retrospect, the operation looks like a mind-brain experiment: put the brain of a human being into a state of biological standstill, deprive it of blood, and flatten the EEG—will the subject report any experiences?

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • But when I think back on those first months, I think of that fence, and a circle of young men closing in on me, and Lester Bargus with his freckles and his brown, square-cut hair, sucking spit back into his mouth after he had begun to drool with the joy of striking out at another human being from the security of the pack.

    The Killing Kind

  • That is partly because afghani is the name of the currency: about 5,000 afghanis are worth one dollar, while Afghan has the high value placed on any human being unless you are referring to the rug or the hound.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time


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