animal nature

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Noun1.animal nature - the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellectanimal nature - the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect
nature - the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
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The original and more potent causes, however, lay in the rare perfection of his animal nature, the moderate proportion of intellect, and the very trifling admixture of moral and spiritual ingredients; these latter qualities, indeed, being in barely enough measure to keep the old gentleman from walking on all-fours.
Alongside the music performances this weekend, there will be storytelling, Bollywood dancing, all-ages craft making, poetry slams, pow-wow dance workouts and Clay & Paper Theatre's giant puppet tale, Animal Nature.
Piero's images resonate with a particular tendency in the anthropological and sociological thought of the later Renaissance: that human nature is unfixed and indeterminate, where boundaries between human and animal nature threaten to dissolve.
Psycho Pussies: When Cats Attack is the latest documentary from our production company Dog House Media and it reveals what happens when the domestic kitty reveals her wild, animal nature.
To further encourage the natural interest of young readers ages 3-8, there is more information about the other animals in the story, plus tips from the author and illustrator to do more mountain animal nature study.
However, he finds his animal nature has its advantages - including becoming a champion boxer.
Washington, June 6 ( ANI ): A new research delves deeper into our relationship with other creatures, critically examining our own animal nature, and looking at how animals profoundly influence our culture - perhaps more so than we had initially thought.
This reluctance to mingle reminders of our animal nature and mortality--including topics such as sex and defecation--with spaces that we consider sacred is pertinent for the Church because, according to Beck, this psychological "hitch" also keeps us from fully engaging the world.
ADAM KIMMEL: I love Taylor, and he's a sweetheart, but he's also got that animal nature to him that's kind of crazy.
Alternating between previously unpublished footage and interviews with participants in the experiment, the film shows how Nim initially connects with his family before his animal nature gradually takes over.
For example, Hume's alignment of human nature with animal nature strikes me as significant here, but it is hardly touched upon by Russell.
The game is a bit more close to the bone - with limbs being chopped off, proper combat moves and the brutal animal nature of what Wolverine should be like more to the fore.