Definition of 'human being'
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This was his right as a human being. The Sun (2008)The key to dealing with any group of human beings is to see them as individuals. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Production was this transformation of nature by human beings. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)These may be legal rights or merely your basic rights as a human being. 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)It is in the nature of human beings to care about what happens to them. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)They are buildings in which one group of human beings deprives another group of human beings of their liberty. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)File sharing will not be very affected but our rights as human beings are being infringed all the time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Freedom in this sense involves the equal capacity of all individuals to realize their basic nature as human beings. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)This is the problem with life, for human beings. The Broken God (1993)It's imperative that we exercise our potential as human beings as life is so short. The Sun (2007)As an artist and a human being, my life is unique. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The nature of human beings is that we can often recover things that we missed out on by getting them down the track. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It sounds as if you were a very compliant sort of man and relinquished too many of your own rights as a human being. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It is true that the church has not always preached against the exploitation of either human beings or natural resources as loudly as it should. Christianity Today (2000)And as no embryos are destroyed, they are acceptable to those who consider fertilised eggs to be human beings with a right to life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I have human being rights. Times, Sunday Times (2009)By coincidence, she also discovered that there was a group at Bristol studying the effects of radiation on human beings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They felt themselves able to alter, permanently and radically, the outcome and values of a significant body of human beings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Like Singer, he has no clear metaphysical position concerning the nature of human beings and the distinction between moral agents and others. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)A life, a human being, is gradually being rebuilt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'human being'
British English: human being /ˈhjuːmən ˈbiːɪŋ/ NOUN
A human being is a man, woman, or child.
Can't we discuss this like sensible human beings?
- American English: human being
- Arabic: إِنْسَانٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ser humano
- Chinese: 人类
- Croatian: ljudsko biće
- Czech: člověk
- Danish: menneske
- Dutch: menselijk wezen
- European Spanish: ser humano
- Finnish: ihminen
- French: être humain
- German: Mensch
- Greek: άνθρωπος
- Italian: essere umano
- Japanese: 人間
- Korean: 인간
- Norwegian: menneske
- Polish: istota ludzka
- European Portuguese: ser humano
- Romanian: ființă umană
- Russian: человек
- Spanish: ser humano
- Swedish: människa
- Thai: คน
- Turkish: insanoğlu
- Ukrainian: людська істота
- Vietnamese: con người
Definition of human being from the Collins English Dictionary
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