human contact

noun

: interaction with other people
She joined a book club to get a little human contact while the kids were in school.

Examples of human contact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The large cats are typically more interested in avoiding human contact and typically seek deer as prey. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 25 Mar. 2024 According to Vonk, close human contact instead of domestication was associated more closely with the cats’ ability to discriminate between human voices. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 15 Feb. 2024 Increasingly, Americans are seeking authentic human contact, and one counterintuitive way the country music industry can provide that real experience is with an assist from artificial intelligence. Tom Roland, Billboard, 6 Mar. 2024 Unlike vultures, who often avoid human contact, feral dogs can be aggressive and carry diseases. Meera Subramanian, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2024 For a long time, these potent imaginary friendships — inevitably descending into self-loathing, jealousy and a sado-masochistic inability to look away — replaced all human contact. Emerald Fennell, Los Angeles Times, 10 Jan. 2024 In contrast with truly feral cats, which shun close human contact, cats that have run away or have been abandoned after losing their fear of people are known as friendlies. Jonathan Franzen, The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2023 Scammers fill a void of human contact, especially for older adults. Michael Laris, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2023 While evidence of human contact with the parasite goes back around 5,000-11,000 years, researchers have discovered bed bug ancestors dating to as early as 100 million years ago. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023

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“Human contact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/human%20contact. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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