If only Charlton Heston had been there to shriek something about overthrowing our ape overlords.
He self-consciously tries to ape the mannerisms of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett.
The climate change deniers are jumping on this, as the first George Bush would have said, like ugly on an ape.
Liberals often ape the right's "us versus them" mentality just enough to sacrifice their values, but not enough to win.
With the help of a primatologist (Freida Pinto), Caesar, played by Serkis, grows up to be an ape with genius-level intelligence.
He is as full of cunning as an ape, and, I warrant me, would act his part marvellously.
The ape King smoothed his clothes, put his hat on straight, and stepped in.
The ape, baffled, pursues his way; the chariot is replaced on the earth.
Then the ape said: “I will not leave until you have obtained one for me.”
To a wise much-meditative House-Mastiff, can that be pleasant, from an unthinking dizened creature of the ape species?
Old English apa "ape, monkey," from Proto-Germanic *apan (cf. Old Saxon apo, Old Norse api, Dutch aap, German affe), perhaps borrowed in Proto-Germanic from Celtic (cf. Old Irish apa) or Slavic (cf. Old Bohemian op, Slovak opitza), perhaps ultimately from a non-Indo-European language.
Apes were noted in medieval times for mimicry of human action, hence, perhaps, the other figurative use of the word, to mean "a fool." To go ape (in emphatic form, go apeshit) "go crazy" is 1955, U.S. slang. To lead apes in hell (1570s) was the fancied fate of one who died an old maid.
"to imitate," 1630s, but the notion is implied earlier, e.g. to play the ape (1570s), Middle English apeshipe "ape-like behavior, simulation" (mid-15c.); and the noun sense of "one who mimics" may date from early 13c. Related: Aped; aping.
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an animal of the monkey tribe (1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chr. 9:21). It was brought from India by the fleets of Solomon and Hiram, and was called by the Hebrews _koph_, and by the Greeks _kepos_, both words being just the Indian Tamil name of the monkey, kapi, i.e., swift, nimble, active. No species of ape has ever been found in Palestine or the adjacent regions.