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 smoothest curled courtier in the boudoirs of a palace has an animal nature, rude and aboriginal as a white bear, omnipotent to its own ends, and is directly related, there amid essences and billetsdoux, to Himmaleh mountain-chains and the axis of the globe.
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.
A series of propositions called the Law (I bad already heard them recited) battled in their minds with the deep-seated, ever-rebellious cravings of their animal natures.
Animals are highly selective in their food habits and such animal nature is there in the humans too.
But when Hopps gets 48 hours to crack the case of a missing Otter, it reveals a plot to unleash the animal nature of the city's predators.
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.
Raw prose evokes the animal nature of these inquisitive characters who fight for redemption across the globe.
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.
The present sciences of our animal behavior and brain functioning can surely provide us with important insights concerning not just our animal nature but our rational nature.
However, he finds his animal nature has its advantages - including becoming a champion boxer.