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human being

any individual of the genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens.
a person, especially as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species:
living conditions not fit for human beings; a very generous human being.
Origin of human being
1855-60 Unabridged
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  • Even then I doubt if they would come out right,—a plant never forgives you; it is just like a human being.'

    Vain Fortune George Moore
  • And yet, where is the human being to whom no comforts are left?

  • There can be no life without faith and love—faith in a human heart, love of a human being!

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • Jack, poor boy, you are not a human being—you are not even a beast.

    The Monster Men Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • He would never have confessed it to a human being, but the little one was the dearest object the world held for him.

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
British Dictionary definitions for human being

human being

a member of any of the races of Homo sapiens; person; man, woman, or child
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