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a. A living being, especially an animal: land creatures; microscopic creatures in a drop of water.
b. A human.
c. An imaginary or fantastical being: mythological creatures; a creature from outer space.
2. One dependent on or subservient to another.
3. Something created.

crea′tur·al adj.
crea′ture·li·ness n.
crea′ture·ly adj.
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En consecuencia, damos testimonio de su ser eterno por la divinidad y asignamos lo creatural a su naturaleza humana>> (34).
Some took the form of broken columns made of wood and murky Plexiglas, around which other, vaguely creatural forms with botanical titles--Dwarf Mallow and Opuntia X (the latter named for the cactus genus of the prickly pear), for example, both 2016--materialized.
The list of the dramatis personae unfolds like a hierarchical representation of creatural imagery, beginning from small creatures like 'Nano', the dwarf, through to the more complex fusion of animal cunning and human duplicity in Volpone himself, or the fox.
The argument could be made, however, that those "realist" novels so closely associated with the development of liberal individualism--with the model of a self-governing modern individual, a definitively human self who knows its interests and has learned to keep its promises--in fact retained significant creatural inflections.
The animalized human is not fully an animal, just as the domesticated animal is not fully human, but these transformations do foreground the creatural interstice where one indeterminate can replace another.
Van Til argues that in restraining our ethical hostility to God, God releases our creatural powers to make contributions to the fields of art and science.
And wherever this view is appropriate, there arises a species of complexity that is absent from pleromatic description: creatural description is always hierarchic.
Asi, por ejemplo, Zubiri ha destacado que los padres griegos parten del ser efusivo de Dios, lo cual puede converger con el interes de Zubiri en evitar un punto de partida en la presunta nihilidad creatural de las cosas, al estilo de Agustin.
En el siglo XIII, signo y realidad se expresaran en la expresividad creatural como simbolo y quidditas.
La donacion en el hombre primordialmente es este dar creatural, que--al igual que el dar esencial--solo tiene sentido contando con que el destinatario la acepta: por ello, "el don creado que es la persona humana apela a su ser aceptado por el Creador" (19).
La consideracion de la historia con expresiones como facies hippocratica o "calavera" realza la coexistencia entre la historia natural y la historia del dolor, entre lo fisico mortificado y el mundo en ruinas, consecuencia de la propia condicion creatural del hombre.
The CHILD is the embodiment of this creatural guilt in the play; therefore it remains silent in the Theater of Life.