human beings

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Synonyms for human beings

all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

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Chicks follow their mother by instinct, but when they are quite young they will follow with equal readiness any moving object remotely resembling their mother, or even a human being (James, "Psychology," ii, 396).
Even human beings were affected by it, as if both it and they were realities.
She turned again the looked at the distant blue, which was so smooth and serene where the sky met the sea; she could not possibly want only one human being.
Not only did the bridge go down crowded with human beings, but the impetuosity of that flood of men toward the fatal bank was so furious that a mass of humanity poured itself violently into the river like an avalanche.
This hurricane of human beings, the flux and reflux of living bodies, had the effect of leaving for a few short moments the whole bank of the Beresina deserted.
At least such would be the case in my own world, where human beings like myself rule supreme.
Then be careful that you don't repeat the impossible tale you told Sol-to-to just now--another world, indeed, where human beings rule
By daylight alone; after nightfall no human being except passing strangers ever went near the place.
I tried to get a good look at the fellow, but the Sagoths had left me in the rear with a guard when they had advanced to battle, and the dis-tance was too great for me to recognize the features of any of the human beings.
What human being could be upon such excellent terms with the gorilla-men?
If I am not now a human being," replied Bulan, "I intend to be one, and so I shall act as a human being should act.
Go and be a human being if you think you can, but do not longer interfere with us or we shall kill you," and he looked first at Number Three and then at Number Twelve for approval of his ultimatum.
Number Three nodded his grotesque and hideous head--he was so covered with long black hair that he more nearly resembled an ourang outang than a human being.
The EU supports its non-aligned countries with the EU in pursuit of security sector reforms and the establishment of the rule of law in their territory in order to ensure the fight against trafficking in human beings and to strengthen law enforcement.
Among human beings, among the most remarkable mammals, it is even a spectacular failing.