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human being

noun
1.
any individual of the genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens.
2.
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
1855-1860
1855-60
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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

noun
1.
a member of any of the races of Homo sapiens; person; man, woman, or child
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