He compares people on the instinct Diet to early adopters of new sophisticated technologies.
What you saw was his first instinct, even when his life and his liberty was in jeopardy.
But we need to set aside that instinct and examine these very real challenges facing the dream of a democratic Israel.
Acting on that instinct, Landsberry told the students in his class to run away and get someplace safe.
They fear big, bold peace-making moves, and are running on instinct because they feel burned by their neighbors and the world.
Only the instinct had survived, but the instinct had conquered.
Reason or instinct operate also to Society, in all Animals, v.109.
The person came and stood over me, and somehow—by instinct, I suppose—I became aware that my visitor was a woman.
You could know my office by instinct, and be hanged, which you have slandered most abominably.
He was searching always for some feasible crossing, for his instinct led him always to get over any barrier.
early 15c., "a prompting," from Latin instinctus "instigation, impulse," noun use of past participle of instinguere "to incite, impel," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + stinguere "prick, goad," from PIE *steig- "to prick, stick, pierce" (see stick (v.)). Meaning "animal faculty of intuitive perception" is from mid-15c., from notion of "natural prompting." Sense of "innate tendency" is first recorded 1560s.
instinct in·stinct (ĭn'stĭngkt')
An inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a species and is often a response to specific environmental stimuli.
A powerful motivation or impulse.
An inherited tendency of an organism to behave in a certain way, usually in reaction to its environment and for the purpose of fulfilling a specific need. The development and performance of instinctive behavior does not depend upon the specific details of an individual's learning experiences. Instead, instinctive behavior develops in the same way for all individuals of the same species or of the same sex of a species. For example, birds will build the form of nest typical of their species although they may never have seen such a nest being built before. Some butterfly species undertake long migrations to wintering grounds that they have never seen. Behavior in animals often reflects the influence of a combination of instinct and learning. The basic song pattern of many bird species is inherited, but it is often refined by learning from other members of the species. Dogs that naturally seek to gather animals such as sheep or cattle into a group are said to have a herding instinct, but the effective use of this instinct by the dog also requires learning on the dog's part. Instinct, as opposed to reflex, is usually used of inherited behavior patterns that are more complex or sometimes involve a degree of interaction with learning processes.
Behavior that is not learned but passed between generations by heredity.