• The gondola is the centre of everything; it is Venice and a living creature besides
    The gondola is the centre of everything; it is Venice and a living creature besides
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Creaturize To make like a creature; to degrade "Degrade and creaturize that mundane soul."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An elephant dreams of mammoths, dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures An elephant dreams of mammoths, dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures
Large dinosaur like creature with an elephant nose Large dinosaur like creature with an elephant nose

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Next to man, the porpoise is the most intelligent creature on earth
    • creaturize To give the character of a created being or creature to; specifically, to animalize.
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.”
  • William Faulkner
    “An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.”
  • John Milton
    “Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason itself.”
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    “Book love... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Of all earthly creatures, humans alone have the power to choose.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.”


Creature comforts - If a person said "I hate camping. I don't like giving up my creature comforts." the person would be referring, in particular, to the comfortable things he/she would have at home but not when camping. At home, for example, he/she would have complete shelter from the weather, a television, a nice comfortable warm bed, the ability to take a warm bath or shower, comfortable lounge chairs to relax in and so on. The person doesn't like giving up the material and psychological benefits of his/her normal life.


In literature:

Old men like to be considered like pretty young creatures.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
He drew his fuzzy pink friend out of his pocket and rested him on his shoulder, felt the tiny silent creature rub happily against his neck.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
The first time I ever saw a creature which was really outside ordinary experience was in the late autumn of my twelfth year.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
The wings of insects are not worth eating, and are almost always cast aside by the creatures that eat the insects.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
Now tell me," said the creature confidentially, "what your way is like, I may be able to find it for you.
"Dot and the Kangaroo" by Ethel C. Pedley
Where in the world shall I find such a creature?
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
Their cruel tigerish eyes and ugly mouths made the boys shudder as they looked at the creatures.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
It extends through the whole world of living creatures.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
Apes and monkeys, as well as other creatures, were worshipped in Japan.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Bag, that creature of light and love!
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
The creature's tongue is an enormous one, often measuring six yards long and three yards wide.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The outer world provokes simple creatures to answer back; simple creatures act experimentally on their surroundings.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Then he bade her tell him the whole story, how she had come by the creature, and when, and where.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
A shy, wild creature.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
Speaking of female modesty, between my little cousin and that marble girl, the poor naked creature seemed to have the most of it.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
To add to the singularity of this creature, it has no tail whatever.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
And that poor young creature, so much younger than I, who might be my child!
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
At last the door opened, and the guilty creature stood awaiting the verdict of the judges.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
I have not seen a creature the whole morning!
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
No creature would know that he had kept back ten.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai

In poetry:

The humming-bird! the humming-bird!
So fairy-like and bright:
It lives among the sunny flowers,
A creature of delight!
"The Humming-Bird" by Mary Botham Howitt
The white moths flutter about the lamp,
Enamoured with light;
And a thousand creatures softly sing
A song to the night!
"A Summer Night" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
And gentle creatures move and kiss
The sceptre in thy hand,
And gather garlands, wreaths of bliss,
Amid thy fairy land.
"To A Poet's Wife" by James Avis Bartley
There was no other creature
That saw what I could see—
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.
"February Twilight" by Sara Teasdale
Not only men of stormy minds,
The storms of trouble know,
All creatures of this earth must find
A share of earthly woe!
"The Halcyon" by William Hayley
He sees them only in his thought,
For in a curious snare,
The hapless little creatures caught,
Could only murmur there.
"The Panther" by William Hayley

In news:

What it will also do, though, is provide an opportunity for entomologists to learn more about these curious creatures.
But this past weekend at Girl Scout camp with my daughters and 160 other she creatures we must have at least emitted an aura that was visible from space.
The classic horror genre is predicated on the concept that a monstrous creature refuses to die despite being left for dead over and over again.
(CBS/AP) Pythons may not be the world's most talkative creatures.
0 The canals of Xochimilco in Mexico City are a UN World Heritage historic site and home to the almost- extinct ajolote water salamander, a creature of historic Mexican myth and modern-day medical scrutiny.
Newly discovered creature crawls in remote, pitch-black caves.
'Clive Barker: The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies '.
As artist Michele Noách--a frequent visitor to Tucson from her home in London--knows, the javelina is easily the most pleasing creature on four legs in this Sonoran desert of ours, despite its awful stench.
For the last 80 million years, the island of Madagascar has floated along in splendid isolation, separated from the rest of the world by miles of ocean, with only the rarest of storm-tossed creatures and plants able to reach its shores alive.
In 'Four Fish,' Paul Greenberg examines the creatures as food source and part of the ecosystem.
Not only is discarded fishing line unsightly and the mark of a true slob angler, it's also death to any creatures that get entangled in it.
First and foremost, squid are one of those creatures that fish and fishermen like to eat.
Fishlike creature glows in the dark.
The largest creature ever to fly was Quetzalcoatlus northropi, a Cessna-size pterosaur that soared through Cretaceous skies 68 million years ago on wings spanning 30 feet.
It's a sad truth about life that some of the sweetest-looking creatures are also the most dangerous to live around: pandas, hippos, elephants.

In science:

Norms on possibilities I: forcing with trees and creatures.
Generating ultrafilters in a reasonable way
The body temperature of living creatures is usually near the room temperature.
Route to Room-Temperature Superconductivity from a Practical Point of View
He called these small creatures animalcula (small animals).
Flavour Visions
He discovered invisible to us creatures which over thousands of years were systematcally killing the humans, often responsible for millions of death in one year.
Flavour Visions
Quantum entanglement is one of the most mindbending creatures known to science.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
Gynandromorphs are creatures where at least two different body sections are a different sex.
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Gynandromorphs are creatures that are part female (gyn-) and part male (andro-).
A Developmental Network Theory of Gynandromorphs, Sexual Dimorphism and Species Formation
Strange creatures of the past: gigantic saurians of the reptilian age.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
We call M a “creature”, if M = (M , ⊑, F, H ), where 2.1.
A Partial Order Where All Monotone Maps Are Definable
We will use the letters M and N to denote possibly infinite creatures, and p, q to denote finite creatures.
A Partial Order Where All Monotone Maps Are Definable
We define the forcing notion Qδ as the set of all p such that – p is a finite creature, p = (p, ⊑p , Fp , Hp) – p↾Mδ ≤ Mδ – p ⊆ Mδ+1 , – For all x ∈ p \ Mδ , Ω(x) ⊆ p. – Fp = Fδ+1 ↾(p × p) – p is a separated end extension of p↾Mδ .
A Partial Order Where All Monotone Maps Are Definable
But we still call the generic set “filter” and not “ideal.” If G ⊆ Qδ is a filter then there is a smallest creature which extends all p ∈ G.
A Partial Order Where All Monotone Maps Are Definable
Let p and q be (finite) creatures, x ∈ p, y ∈ q .
A Partial Order Where All Monotone Maps Are Definable
Finally we check that p ⊕x,y q is a creature.
A Partial Order Where All Monotone Maps Are Definable
We define a “swimmer” to be a creature or ob ject that moves by changing its body shape in a periodic way.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms