• WordNet 3.6
    • n man-of-the-earth tropical American prostrate or climbing herbaceous perennial having an enormous starchy root; sometimes held to be source of the sweet potato
    • n man-of-the-earth a morning glory with long roots of western United States
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: More than 99.9% of all the animal species that have ever lived on earth were extinct before the coming of man.
    • n man-of-the-earth The wild potato-vine, Ipomœa pandurata, so called from the great size sometimes attained by the root.
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  • Lao-Tzu
    “A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.”
  • Philipus A. Paracelsus
    Philipus A. Paracelsus
    “The human spirit is so great a thing that no man can express it; could we rightly comprehend the mind of man nothing would be impossible to us upon the earth.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you think that every bad thing that has been done on the face of the earth has been done by man, you're right -- but so has every good thing.”
  • John Donne
    “And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.”


In literature:

They loved life; they loved their fellow man; they loved all the beautiful, brave things of earth.
"Principles of Freedom" by Terence J. MacSwiney
The kingship or rulership of the earth which was given to man is now Satan's.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
Man is the slave of the earth, doomed by his own vile lusts to bondage of the most dismal kind.
"Six Women" by Victoria Cross
By right divine, man is king of nature, and all that the earth produces was created for him.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
And so Sir Launcelot thrust in among the party of the castle, and smote down a knight, horse and man, to the earth.
"Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)" by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
To realize that she was in the mercy of such a man was a sorrow so great that all else on earth paled before it.
"Mischievous Maid Faynie" by Laura Jean Libbey
Shelley desired to restore to earth not the past of man but the past of God.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
But was not our earth convulsed by various revolutions before the creation of man?
"Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood)" by Marie Bashkirtseff
As the throne of God is above every earthly throne, so are his laws and statutes above all the laws and statutes of man.
"The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act" by Lydia Maria Child
Moreover, Shakespeare's Caliban, like Browning's, has the poetry of the earth-man in him.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke

In poetry:

Before, we Christ and his sweet Grace can gain,
We must the certain hold of faith attain:
For, without faith, no man on earth shall e'er
Before the Son of God in bliss appear.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
HOW short the date of man! how soon he's gone!
To-day, alive — to-morrow, in the tomb!
Strong as a giant, now — a corpse, anon!
Such is our state on earth, and such our doom!
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
Now hark, all good hunters, I'll sing you the praise
Of a brave hound and goodly, that's worth
As gallant a creature as God made for man
Since the hound and the horn on this old earth began.
"A North Country Hound (Old Style)" by Cicely Fox Smith
Be true, be true! the prize of earth
From God alike with man forsooth,
The real nobility of birth
To age, maturity, or youth,
The very crown of creature-worth,
Is easy, guileless, open Truth.
"Truth" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Though Death shou'd waggon-loads of treasure have,
The kingdoms of the earth, and all their pelf;
Yet, for a single hour, he'll no man save,
Though one shou'd bribe him with the world itself.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! There’s lightning in the thunder!
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The reign of Greed is o’er!
ONE-MAN-ONE-VOTE! The cursed Vote of Plunder
Shall rule the plundered slaves of earth no more.
"One-Man-One-Vote" by Henry Lawson

In news:

A man-made earth dam separates Camp Pennyroyal from an adjacent area proposed to be the site of a strip mine.
SCIENTISTS interested in drawing attention to the human transformation of planet Earth have begun calling the current geological epoch the Anthropocene — the age of man .
To succeed in addressing risks in the digital universe, global leaders must understand one of the most complex, man-made creations on Earth: cyberspace.
Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is being reintroduced into DC Comics in a big way: as the main superhero of the parallel-world Earth 2, and as a gay man.
"Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.".
Man-of-the-earth , wild potato vine.
Studio is keeping the plot under wraps, though the project is said to be a "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"-esque story following a man who makes contact with aliens on Earth.
To succeed in addressing risks in the digital universe, global leaders must understand one of the most complex, man-made creations on Earth: cyberspace .
Shortly after the cooling of the Earth, I, then a much younger man, worked in two statewide campaigns in Ohio, during which lifelong friendships were forged and many colorful characters were met.
As for "best science" it reveals that man is a part of and is dependent upon the natural biological ecosystems of Earth.
An Austrian man – Felix Baumgartner – stepped off the small ledge of a capsule that was hovering about 128,000 feet above the earth.
The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, completed his first footsteps back on earth in the Hornet 's gigantic hangar bay in front of 500 million TV viewers worldwide.
Since man stood upright then discovered fire, humans have eagerly consumed flame-grilled flesh and will likely continue until the last animal on Earth is gone or secreted in fear and dread of man.
" I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth".
I am going to have Dave Boninsegna incarcerated for continuing to be the luckiest man on the face of the earth — perhaps the entire cosmos.

In science:

Schneider, S. H. (1979), The effect of mans activities on climatic changes in Evolution of Planetary and Climatology of the Earth.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
If somebody from that galaxy had come along, Seth would have been the most famous man on earth, offered an autographed copy of his thesis for free, and arranged for a public lecture at the current General Assembly.
Dark Matter in Galaxies: Observational overview
Though in (man-made) accelerator experiments (at earth) neutrons can be accelerated to such speeds, it seems improbable at the present stage of technology that neutrons can be accelerated to such high energies from a micro-spacecraft.
Testing gravity at the Second post-Newtonian level through gravitational deflection of massive particles
It is of particular interest to study the largest scales attainable by man made instruments, in an attempt to bridge the gap between experiments made on Earth or in its vicinity and the much larger galactic and cosmic scales.
Long range gravity tests and the Pioneer anomaly
If a natural fission reactor were present in the Earth’s core, as advocated by Herndon in a series of paper (Herndon, 1998, 2003; Herndon and Hollenbach, 2001), it would produce antineutrinos with a spectrum similar to that of man-made reactors.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior