apehood

apehood

(ˈeɪphʊd)
n
(Animals) the state of being an ape
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Almost daily he whetted his keen knife and scraped and whittled at his young beard to eradicate this degrading emblem of apehood.
Its protagonist is Red Peter, an ape-man, who addresses members of a learned body in order to give an account of his recent transformation from apehood to human life.
What was deeply alarming to me--in my crossing a chasm of years from dateless day in Trinity Street, New Amsterdam, back to San Francisco, United States, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour--was that such Jonesian anger, such common-or-garden apehood of hubris, appealed to us, fascinated us, fascinated both Deacon and me.