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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
  • Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for a kindness.
  • Their center of interest is in a strange human being of unexpected characteristics.
  • Upon the will and character of a single individual hung suspended, apparently, the life and weal of every human being.
  • What could be done mechanically by a human being could be done faster and better by a machine.
  • What no human being desires to do does not have to be forbidden, it is self-exclusive.
  • The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
  • Every time a human being moves, he or she has to push millions of air molecules out of the way.
  • But nothing is as tangible as the human being itself.
  • With a meter reader-a human being who goes to your home or business and reads the dials on a meter.
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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