animate being


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n animate being a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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  • Adam Smith
    “The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.”
  • Thomas Szasz
    “In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined.”
  • Anatole France
    “Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.”


In literature:

Animals can easily be procured by applying to the natives of the country who know where they are to be found and frequently meet them.
"Movement of the International Literary Exchanges, between France and North America from January 1845 to May, 1846" by Various
Fruits and nuts wait to be pulled; animals must be caught before they can be eaten.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Rats may be considered as semi-domesticated animals.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Diseased animals, and such as die of themselves, ought never to be eaten.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Not a single animal was to be seen.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
This is especially likely to be the case if the animal be a polygamist.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
In the jungle villages meat of any kind at all is never seen: no animals of any kind are allowed to be killed.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
A man may be a loving and devoted husband and at the same time satisfy his animal appetites with prostitutes.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Instinct is likely to be more or less demoralized when animal life touches human life.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
As a rule, however, the disease is acquired by a healthy animal being near an affected one and receiving the contagion direct.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I am inclined to think that a vegetable diet is more aperient than an animal one; indeed, I may say I know it to be a fact.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
May animals be situated so that they require no nutriment?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The milk of an animal can never be as good for a child.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
The animal may be represented as standing, walking, or running, but must be drawn in profile.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
This structure can easily be seen by offering the animal a piece of biscuit.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Animal manure should not be very plentifully applied.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The dependence of instinct on sensory equipment becomes clear when we think of animals possessing senses that human beings lack.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
The work has got to be done (by men amongst other animals and things), things have to be evolved, evolution must go on.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
There would be only one way to do it and that would be to let the animal rush upon his horse.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook
Next above plants in the scale of being come animals.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace

In poetry:

Let loose -new laws, new beings, new conditions;-
Dire chaos; see ! these new-fledged wings
Fail in its vagueness and initiations.
Only my circle saves me from the hate
Of all these monsters dead yet animate.
"The Ladder" by Aleister Crowley
Danger. The church portico has four fluted
columns, each a single piece of stone, made
modester by white-wash. Theis would be a fit haven for
waifs, children, animals, prisoners,
and presidents who have repaid
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore
Ham, Shem, and Japhet went a-sailing in the Ark,
With all the kinds of animals that grunt and squeak and bark,
All the birds and beasts and things the world has ever known,
And Ham, Shem, and Japhet chose pets to be their own.
"Ham, Shem And Japhet" by Cicely Fox Smith
Still camp followers were carried along by the huge animal mass,
And along the face of the zereba 'twas difficult to pass,
Because the mass of brutes swept on in wild dismay,
Which caused the troops to be thrown into disorderly array.
"The Rebel Surprise Near Tamai" by William Topaz McGonagall
``Father of Mercies! why from silent earth
Didst Thou awake, and curse me into birth?
Tear me from quiet, ravish me from night,
And make a thankless present of Thy light?
Push into being a reverse of Thee,
And animate a clod with misery?
"A Poem On The Last Day - Book III" by Edward Young
Gentlemen, look on this wonder!
Whatever the bids of the bidders, they cannot be high enough for it;
For it the globe lay preparing quintillion's of years, without one
animal or plant;
For it the revolving cycles truly and steadily roll'd.
"I Sing The Body Electric" by Walt Whitman

In news:

I remember reading George Orwell's two great novels when I was a teenager, "1984" and "Animal Farm", and being profoundly impacted by the message carried in each.
Pigs in South Korea being buried alive in a video by a Seoul-based animal rights group.
A safe haven could be out of reach for 9 percent of the Western Hemisphere's mammals, and as much as 40 percent in certain regions, because the animals just won't move swiftly enough to outpace climate change.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, the SPCA has not been able to send animals to New York rescue group to be adopted out.
This multimedia feature mixes film, animation, puppetry, home video, Japanese carpentry, book reviews, and more to explore loves both lost and could-be.
Monday doesn't have to be blue, thanks to last night's debut of Animal Collective Radio.
Octopus Paul picked Spain to win the World Cup final as Mani the Parakeet , a new animal oracle from Singapore, predicts that the Netherlands will be victorious.
No animals will be accepted at the shelter until it reopens, nor will visitors be allowed.
The SF SPCA and SF Animal Care & Control will be hosting a clinic on November 14th to assist those in need of veterinary attention.
Though that last one gets more impossible each new TV season and making a pooch watch 'Harry's Law' could be considered animal cruelty.
Should human interaction with livestock animals at petting zoos and fairs -- such as at the state fair of Virginia, shown here -- be banned to prevent the spread of disease.
Nacional Records is proud to announce that Barcelona-based electronic act The Pinker Tones will be releasing their new album, Wild Animals, on April 29th.
Animals in the class Polychaeta can be beneficial (and sometimes beautiful) additions to the home aquarium.
The unusually powerful right arms of Neanderthals may not be due to a spear-hunting life as once suggested, but rather one often spent scraping animal skins for clothes and shelters, researchers say.
A Powhatan County animal control officer says a skunk has tested positive for rabies and several raccoons may be infected.

In science:

Gravitational mass is defined with recourse to some particl e which undergoes gravitational in fluence and is animated wit h velocity v and inertial mass cannot be defined without some field n4 acting upon it.
Can physics laws be derived from monogenic functions?
Have we ever told you about the Hollow Dogs of UC Irvine? They averaged 3 feet in length and were to be found wandering our halls at a time when Buildings and Grounds forbade access to non-human animals weighting more than 40 lbs. A limit on weight for human animals these days might do some good.
Astrophysics in 2006
Our main purpose is the virtual manikin for engineering; we focus our work on interactive animation that makes it able to drive an avatar in Real Time (RT) through a motion capture device, as seen on Fig. 1. The main problem being the dimension of motion capture signals is much shorter than the system’s dimension.
Passive Control Architecture for Virtual Humans
RIA’s bring a lot Expressiveness to the user. His experience with an online application does not need to be dull. He wants to see smooth menu animations, drop shadows, vector graphics, and maps manipulation. Rich media content like audio and video and real time data pooling and messaging are common now inside RIA’s.
Adobe AIR, Bringing Rich Internet Applications to the Desktop
Their conclusion is that, in fact, the Novikov–Thorne model matches numerical results quite well (see Figure 20, plus animations can be viewed at [239]).
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
The lecture was followed by an animated discussion of what the criteria should be for discovery in neutrino physics.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
In this context, introduces the idea of universal test, a test which is conceived to be feasibly applicable to any kind of agent: humans, non-human animals, artificial agents, including hybrids and communities, of any degree of intelligence and speed.
On the influence of intelligence in (social) intelligence testing environments
The Candide face model is constructed using a set of triangles. It was originally developed by Rydfalk in 1987 for model based computer animation . The face model was later modified by Stromberg, Welsh and Ahlberg and their models have come to be known as Candide-1, Candide-2 and Candide-3 respectively .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Pentland (2007) argues that humans should firstly be viewed as social animals and only secondarily as individuals.
Collective Intelligence in Humans: A Literature Review
Animal body plans can also be decomposed into clear structural or functional units [15, 16].
The Emergence of Modularity in Biological Systems
We were able to use animations, transitions, links and hover. Nevertheless, screen prototyping also have limitations: some elements can not be implemented, such as forms with eco-typing, dynamic search and drag & drop.
Social Cheesecake: An UX-driven designed interface for managing contacts
DWI has long been shown in animal models to be more efficacious than T2 -weighted imaging for the early detection of transient cerebral ischemia [73, 77, 28].
A Quantum Mechanical Review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The rule that is often true about animals is ‘Learn fast or be eaten!’.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
Using its conceptual knowledge, represented as a selectional restriction, that only animate agents can move by themselves, COMPERE decides that moved cannot be a main verb and goes directly to the reduced relative clause interpretation (Fig. 5), thereby avoiding the garden path.
Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Autonomy and Interaction in a Model of Sentence Processing
We do not yet know whether a µ+µ− collider will be a practical tool for particle physics, but the animated discussions at this Workshop and the diversity of ideas reported in this volume are evidence that the prospect of a µ+µ− collider gives us much to think about.
Physics with a Millimole of Muons