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[sey-pee-uh nz] /ˈseɪ pi ənz/
of, relating to, or resembling modern humans (Homo sapiens).
Origin of sapiens
1935-40; < New Latin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But changes like this are certainly consistent within the pattern of Homo sapiens as adopted to a different planet.

    Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
  • Both are referred to the existing species of man, Homo sapiens.

    Men of the Old Stone Age Henry Fairfield Osborn
  • The existence of Homo sapiens in the Quaternary epoch is also certain.

  • "sapiens," that is, a wise man, one who had attained to wisdom.

    The City of God, Volume I Aurelius Augustine
  • Historically, that problem was settled when Homo sapiens exterminated Homo neanderthalis.

    The Aliens Murray Leinster
  • And who by his great erudition, sanctitie, and wisdome, acquired the name of sapiens.

  • Clearly then, according to the rules of zoological classification, we must term the two, Homo sapiens var.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • Which sex of Homo sapiens actually does the primping and parading that she describes?

    In Defense of Women H. L. Mencken
  • What happened to the people there is a tribute to the adaptation possibilities of Homo sapiens.

    Sense of Obligation Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)

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