half-human

half-human

adj
having half the properties or characteristics of humans
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It was the largest house in the village, ambitiously ornamented with fancy-plaited mats and king-posts carved into obscene and monstrous forms half-human and half-animal.
The people about me are like some uncanny, half-human beings.
Sometimes they played tricks upon her; but she was always kind and gentle with them and in their wild, half-human way they were kind to her and affectionate.
I was about to congratulate him on his trophy when we were startled by a horrid, half-human, half-bestial scream a little ahead and to the right of us.
We stood near the edge peering down at the gleam of the breaking water far below us against the black rocks, and listening to the half-human shout which came booming up with the spray out of the abyss.
I shouted; but only the same half-human cry of the fall was borne back to my ears.
What were the intentions of these half-human things into whose hands I had fallen?
High above the roar of the wind and the clash of the sea rose the shrill half-human cries of the horses, as they found the water rising rapidly around them.
It would appear that they are a half-brute, half-human species, a race apart, wherein there is no such thing as sex; that they are hatched out by the sun like turtle eggs, or receive life in some similar and sordid fashion; and that all their days they fester in brutality and viciousness, and in the end die as unlovely as they have lived.
It opened on a long, commodious ante-room, of which the only arresting features, ordinarily speaking, were the rows of tall half-human mechanical figures that stood up on both sides like tailors' dummies.
As a child, Maya became aware of the mythical creature called "Tikbalang" (half-horse, half-human) and the superstition that rain pours in the middle of a sunny day when two of these creatures are being wed.
Nadine steps out of her comfort zone as she portrays Maya, a girl who grew up alternately fascinated and fearful of the rain, stalked by storms and the 'tikbalang' (the half-horse, half-human creature).