fellow man


Definition of fellow man

: a kindred human being

Examples of fellow man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The list includes two-thirds of the second line in Robby Fabbri and Filip Zadina, fellow man-advantage players in forward Sam Gagner and defenseman Jon Merrill, and forward Adam Erne, a grinder and penalty killer. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "For Detroit Red Wings players under COVID protocol, return back may not be all smooth," 28 Jan. 2021 Steve Lee: Even though through the brilliant telling, the best and worst of humanity is on display, Dave Eggers bristles with humor and bottomless compassion for his fellow man. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list," 4 Jan. 2021 Setting aside the lack of evidence for their claim that Letlow denied the dangerous realities of coronavirus, the COVID ghouls and scolds clearly see themselves as worthy and qualified judges of their fellow man. Ellen Carmichael, National Review, "Journalists’ Behavior over Luke Letlow’s Passing Is Abhorrent — and Telling," 30 Dec. 2020 The holiday season is an opportunity to rediscover happiness before the year expires, a time to spread cheer and lift the spirits of your fellow man. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "In the midst of the Cold War, Alaska’s effort to spread Christmas cheer involved sending a small herd of reindeer to D.C.," 21 Dec. 2020 Be kind and thoughtful and considerate to your fellow man and woman. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "The odd connection between vaccination and 'Mary Poppins'," 10 Dec. 2020 Probably the only activities affording more unwanted contact with your fellow man are Greco-Roman wrestling and prostitution. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "A COVID Workout," 20 Aug. 2020 Man’s inhumanity to his fellow man is familiar territory for Burke, who has an uncanny knack for explaining how easily otherwise decent people can be seduced into serving sinister forces. Chris Gray, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Evil is afoot in James Lee Burke’s bayou country," 7 Aug. 2020 James Darke, a retired English teacher, spent months at home wallowing in gloomy thoughts, replaying wistful memories and berating the cruel and idiotic ways of the world and his fellow man. The Economist, "Not going gently When love means saying goodbye," 11 July 2020

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First Known Use of fellow man

1667, in the meaning defined above

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8 Feb 2021

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“Fellow man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellow%20man. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fellow man

: a person other than yourself : a fellow human being

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