the human animal


: human beings : people in general
studying the habits of the human animal

Examples of the human animal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In few other situations were large groups of human beings placed in such dire conditions against such powerful forces, in isolation, often for years at a time, and nowhere else does the human animal become so revealed. Carl Hoffman, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2023

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“The human animal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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