rabbits, squirrels, and other furry creatures
Few living creatures can survive without water.
a giant hairy apelike creature
She's a creature of rare beauty.
A social creature by nature, he loves working with people.
The poor creature had no way to get home.
Recent Examples on the WebElsewhere on the website was a photo of a chameleon: a beautiful blue-green creature with sad eyes and a curly tail.
Hedley Twidle, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 The series soon became its own creature, dark and wickedly funny, thanks to supporting actors Michael Emerson and Christine Lahti, and unafraid to ask difficult questions about faith, the nature of evil and redemption.
Therese Odell, Chron, 19 Oct. 2021 Therefore, in photographing ventriloquist dummies, Rolston is attempting to give life, as much as Geppetto to Pinocchio, or Dr. Frankenstein to his creature.
Tom Teicholz, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 After plunging into a 75-foot drop, Dragon’s train enters a coiled tunnel designed to look like its namesake creature for a few disorienting moments.
Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2021 Collet-Serra is a purveyor of junk, sure, but also a surprising critical favorite with many great Liam Neeson collaborations (especially the terrific Non-Stop and The Commuter); his creature feature The Shallows is a modern cable classic.
David Sims, The Atlantic, 2 Aug. 2021 Send your comfort creature photos to me at Susanna@time.com with your name and hometown.
Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, 26 July 2021 Like me, David Lentz and Suzanne Goin had one adventurous eater and one creature of habit.
Joshua David Stein, WSJ, 25 June 2021 This creature existed between the Pennsylvanian Period (323.2 to 298.9 million years ago) and the Permian (298.9 to 251.9 million years ago).
Rasha Aridi, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Nov. 2021
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Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Late Latin creātūra "act of bringing into being, something brought into being," from Latin creātus, past participle of creāre "to beget, give birth to, create entry 1" + -ūra