animate thing

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Synonyms for animate thing

a living (or once living) entity

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What happens if we take animate things in Hawthorne as literal agents or as participants in "the social life of things" (Appadurai)?
Taleb explained that inanimate things age the opposite way to animate things. My life expectancy goes down every day.
' I put it to you that this definition disproves your assertion that only animate things may dance.
Veblen takes up questions of self-possession as a kind of national pathology conditioned by economic interests and the prioritization of exploit--the act of putting one's prowess in evidence, controlling both natural phenomena and animate things, whether oneself or other men.
In them, animate things seem to have been dismembered and buried alive.