living thing

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Synonyms for living thing

a living (or once living) entity

References in classic literature ?
What persuadeth the living thing to obey, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
Wherever I found a living thing, there found I Will to Power; and even in the will of the servant found I the will to be master.
But that ye may understand my gospel of good and evil, for that purpose will I tell you my gospel of life, and of the nature of all living things.
These muscles were made to grip, and tear, and destroy living things that get between me and life.
No towers or steeples or domes showed above the enclosure, nor was any living thing to be seen as our friends drew near.
But one day as the Mariner watched the water snakes, the only living things in all that dreadful waste, he blessed them unaware, merely because they were alive.
We didn't hurt any person or any living thing," says one member.
5 : a living thing or living things <There was peace among all creation.
A REDWOOD tree recently found in a remote forest has been hailed as the tallest living thing in the world.
Vulnerable to infection if he came into contact with any living thing, the character was apparently doomed to live out his life in a hermetically sealed, germ-free environment.
THE biggest living thing in Australia has been killed by bungling forest authorities.
An environmental ethic of loving/compassionate wisdom thus requires respect and affirmation of the intrinsic value of all living things: the value that each and every living thing has in and for itself.
The point I was making [in the review] was that, from the standpoint of just about every other living thing on the planet, human beings are a plague.
If every living thing is good, what good are flies, fleas, and mosquitoes?