the natural world


: all of the animals, plants, and other things existing in nature and not made or caused by people

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And, of course, Momoa is deeply connected to the natural world—and passionate about protecting it. Ben Court, Men's Health, 27 Apr. 2023 As Federici and other scholars have further argued, in medieval Europe, as well as in much of the Global South, women harvested food and medicinal herbs and had a close relationship with the natural world. Silvia Federici, Scientific American, 17 Apr. 2023 There is only the wonder and terror of the natural world, and the unfathomable losses we are asked to live past in the face of it. Kayti Burt, Rolling Stone, 15 Apr. 2023 But sage smudging serves a greater purpose than allowing unknowing users to welcome #posivibes and offering stressed young professionals and city dwellers a temporary feeling of calm and connection to the natural world. Naydeline Mejia, Women's Health, 22 Mar. 2023 The institute aims to challenge mainstream ideas of humans versus nature and celebrate opportunities for synergy with the natural world. Clare Egan, Longreads, 21 Mar. 2023 To solve this problem of the third body in resistance, tribologists often look to the natural world. Adrienne Bernhard, Popular Mechanics, 20 Mar. 2023 In Japan, some people practice shinrin-yoku, translated as forest bathing or opening up the senses to the natural world’s scents, sights and sounds. Elissa H. Patterson, Fortune Well, 15 Mar. 2023 But like Emerson had a decade earlier, Thoreau found comfort in the enduring fact of the natural world. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Apr. 2023 See More

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“The natural world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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