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Word of the Day: Animal

Oct 10, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

an-i-mal / a-nə-məl
1.      any of the members of kingdom Animalia, which have sensory and nervous systems, gather food and can move on their own
Man is the only animal that blushes – or needs to.
Mark Twain, 1835-1924
2.      living things besides humans and plants
Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France, 1844-1924
3.      a mammal
If neither animal nor vegetable you be, then mineral you are.
Nigerian Proverb
4.      someone with a lack of restraint
If you want to be a party animal, you have to learn to live in the jungle.
Kelly LeBrock, 1960-
5.      a thing
Recording an album and doing it live are like two different animals.
Frank Stallone, 1950-
1.      of or relating to living things in kingdom Animalia, usually excepting humans
In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.
Thomas Szasz, 1920-2012
2.      relating to the physical nature of humans
The entire history of humanity is marked by a single inexorable movement – fromanimal instinct toward rational thought, from inborn behavior toward acquired knowledge.
Philipp Meyer, 1974-

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