flesh-and-blood

flesh-and-blood

adj
human or actually existing and present
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In their poems, they represent the flesh-and-blood body in both its integrity and vulnerability, as an index of social position along intersecting axes of sex, gender, status, and class.
Instead of a flesh-and-blood doctor doing the daily ward round, a machine which displays the image of the doctor's face and sound of their voice could carry out bedside patient consultations.
The struggle is not against "flesh-and-blood enemies but against spiritual forces of evil," he said.
King then became for me more than a revered icon; he became a flesh-and-blood human being who also struggled with fears and anxieties.
Instead, we confess that God chose to become one of us, a real live flesh-and-blood human being, and that one was Jesus--a genuine, individual boy born from a human womb, a boy who grew into a man, a man who suffered and died a human death.
He is a gifted writer, able to create a detailed fantasy with believable flesh-and-blood humans inhabiting a strange world.
Unica Zurn (1916-1970) is probably best known as Hans Bellmer's longtime lover and sometime photographic subject, though, as Fassbinder succinctly indicated in the dedication of his 1978 film Despair--"To Antonin Artaud, Vincent van Gogh, Unica Zurn"--her contributions to cultural history go well beyond her role as flesh-and-blood poupee.
The writers do not really emerge as flesh-and-blood individuals, and their development and activity over time seems short-changed.
We need to slow down during Advent and think about this: God, the all-holy and almighty Creator of the universe, who transcends time, space and matter, chose to confine Himself within a flesh-and-blood human body for a 33-year lifetime.
In fact, Vienna seems to come close to the once-idealized concept of the "lights-out" plant where robots efficiently produce parts unhindered by the flesh-and-blood limitations of their human controllers.--KEW
Their spiritual flocks, including Pastor Julie's flesh-and-blood flock of Shetland sheep, would compete in snowshoe, human dog-sled and sheep races, snow-sculpture competitions, Bible spelling-bees and other events.
This book is also not about children in the Renaissance, for in Dempsey's view putti have little to do with flesh-and-blood youngsters, but rather they represent passing thoughts, panics, uncontrolled desires, and similar psychological phenomena.