fellow man


: a kindred human being

Examples of fellow man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, the new laws of the Governments of the U.N. will take care of things like nutrition, housing, and other postnatal care of you and yours, so there will be nothing left to do except be devoted to the service of your fellow men. Daniel Foster, National Review, 30 Nov. 2023 Don’t many of the world’s religions forbid acting in a way to enslave your fellow man with debt? Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2023 The loss of a friend and family member several years ago prompted me to express my feelings in rhyme: Friendship What is life without a friend, A chance to bond with fellow man? Teresa M. Hanafin, BostonGlobe.com, 3 May 2023 What is good for my fellow man? Shelia Poole, ajc, 21 Jan. 2022 Unfortunately, that includes the demographic of Professional Athlete -- many of whom, unsurprisingly, don't care enough about their fellow man, much less their teammates, to spend 2 minutes of their privileged lives to save lives less privileged than theirs. Arkansas Online, 10 June 2021 Generous, empathetic, kind to our fellow man. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 19 Nov. 2020 Here's Greer twelve years ago in a green sweater, next to fellow man-about-town Justin Theroux, in his Unfortunate Facial Hair phase. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 23 Dec. 2022 But language also separates you from your fellow man. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 16 Aug. 2010 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fellow man was in 1667

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“Fellow man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellow%20man. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

fellow man

: a human being of similar nature
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