animate thing

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Synonyms for animate thing

a living (or once living) entity

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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.