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human being

any individual of the genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens.
a person, especially as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species:
living conditions not fit for human beings; a very generous human being.
Origin of human being
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Is it not most pitiful to see a human being, made in the image of God, sunk so low?

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • I took but the part of a human being, bound to share with his fellow.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • No human being but YOU could have any chance of prevailing with her.

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • And yet, where is the human being to whom no comforts are left?

  • Jack, poor boy, you are not a human being—you are not even a beast.

    The Monster Men Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for human being

human being

a member of any of the races of Homo sapiens; person; man, woman, or child
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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