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human condition

noun

the positive and negative aspects of existence as a human being, esp. the inevitable events such as birth, childhood, adolescence, love, sex, reproduction, aging, and death

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  • Every man beholds his human condition with a degree of melancholy.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Rather, conflict is an overriding feature of the human condition.

  • Why should he be anxious to mitigate inequality of human condition?

    English Secularism George Jacob Holyoake
  • Moreover the inequalities of the human condition are strangely prophetic.

    The Ascent of the Soul Amory H. Bradford
  • There are occasionally incident to every human condition—even to the relation of parent and child—some tragic evils of its own.

    The Brothers' War John Calvin Reed

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