great ape


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n great ape any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
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  • Jean Rostand
    “Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.”


In literature:

When great folk come to these gardens they sometimes ape invisibility.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
I have no great love for apes.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880" by Various
If so, one might expect to find silver, ivory, red sandal-wood, apes, and peacocks at no great distance.
"The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Fiske
Once a grey ape chattered and vanished, and all along the cliff edge, vast and even, ran the spoor of the great cave bear.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
He spoke condescendingly to his guests, still aping the manners of a great chief.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
Only in the north there was a great break, and a light like brass, behind Ape's Hill.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
With its formation the man-ape made another important step of progress and added greatly to his powers of offence.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
The tree-tops opposite were full of great apes, mowing and gibbering at them with every sign of hate.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Great apes in the heart of New York City!
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
They received the news with great content, and begged the stone ape to take them there.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various

In poetry:

To love a beast in any sort
Is no great sign of grace;
But I have loved a flouting Ape's
'Bove any lady's face.
"The Ape" by Charles Lamb
'We see each other as vain and futile tricksters,—
Posturing like bald apes before a mirror;
No pity dims our eyes . . .
How many others, like ourselves, this instant,
See how the great world wizens, and are wise? . . .'
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 09:" by Conrad Potter Aiken

In news:

Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too.
But there it is, in the title of a report published yesterday in a scientific journal: "Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes.".
The findings suggest the enterotypes have played a crucial role in the evolution of great apes.
Great apes go through 'midlife crisis', study finds.
This baby is the 52nd born in the zoo's great apes program.
Middle Age Can Be a Bummer for Great Apes, Too.
For the second time in as many months, the ape triggered a fire alarm at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa research center.
Shy and gentle, these great apes are extremely intelligent and have certain cultural behaviors that are passed down from generation to generation.
Birute Mary Galdikas has devoted her life to saving the great ape.
Shy creatures of the forest, orangutans are Asia's largest primates, and its only great apes.
The orangutan is the only truly arboreal Great ape.
Great Apes, No and Plateau .
Researchers complete genome sequencing of the great apes using western lowland gorilla.
Do Great Apes Suffer Mid-Life Crisis.
He is the author of Animal Liberation, the editor of In Defense of Animals: The Second Wav, and, with Paola Cavalieri, co-editor of The Great Ape Project.

In science:

In the case of APE, a great number (48), yet a small ma jority, of the 95 articles, in such a list, is linked to each other by self-citation; three clusters emerge with in chronological order 9, 7 and 32 nodes or articles for a total of 48 articles; thus 47 are not connected.
Andrzej Pekalski networks of scientific interests with internal degrees of freedom through self-citation analysis