fellow man


Definition of fellow man

: a kindred human being

Examples of fellow man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than just a guy who doesn't like Christmas, there's a cruelty to his actions, along with stark manifestations of his complete disregard for his fellow men. Brian Lowry, CNN, "FX's 'A Christmas Carol' brings a bleak lump of coal to the holidays," 19 Dec. 2019 And it’s critics telling us, in a tone of concern for their fellow man, that these losers are total misanthropes. Dan Brooks, New York Times, "What’s the Panic Over ‘Joker’ Really About?," 2 Oct. 2019 The abundant life is peace with God and peace with our fellow man. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Taylor: New Year’s message: The new faith journey now begins," 7 Dec. 2019 Live at Madison Square Garden, Ansari’s 2015 Netflix special, made use of his exceptional skill with crowd work to riff on the machinations of his fellow men. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Aziz Ansari and the Physics of Moving Forward," 11 July 2019 Intriguingly, though, such personal probity is not reflected in people’s expectations of their fellow men and women. The Economist, "People are more honest than they think they are," 22 June 2019 This isn’t an ending for me or my values of service to my fellow man. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Rep. Garrett announces he is an alcoholic and will not seek reelection," 28 May 2018 By blaming everything on their Jewish fellow men, other Germans are escaping from their mental prison of inferiority. Lily Rothman, Time, "'It's Not That the Story Was Buried.' What Americans in the 1930s Really Knew About What Was Happening in Germany," 10 July 2018 Buy Photo For many Muslims, Ramadan brings a month of inward reflection, a time to get along with one’s fellow man and perform charitable acts. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Ramadan a time for peace, joyful celebration - and nightly feasts," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of fellow man

1667, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2020

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“Fellow man.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellow%20man. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fellow man

: a person other than yourself : a fellow human being

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