Here he is describing the state of the body when it is hauled ashore: “Its humanity had been lost to the ravages of nature.”
Such is the nature of justice in the U.S. District of Massachusetts.
It turns out that the devastating pain we feel when we break up is not just emotional in nature.
According to the International Union for Conservation of nature, the animal is “teetering on the brink of extinction.”
But it was the gentle, spiritual side of his nature that I related to most.
But I would like you to know into what sort of struggle you are going: learn its nature from one who knows.
Pope dealt with the question of God in nature, and the world of Man.
Yes, according to our poor rules; but according to nature, it is another matter.
If the great end be human happiness, Then nature deviates; and can man do less?
But we who do the old things are fed by nature with a perpetual infancy.
late 13c., "restorative powers of the body, bodily processes; powers of growth;" from Old French nature "nature, being, principle of life; character, essence," from Latin natura "course of things; natural character, constitution, quality; the universe," literally "birth," from natus "born," past participle of nasci "to be born," from PIE *gene- "to give birth, beget" (see genus).
From late 14c. as "creation, the universe;" also "heredity, birth, hereditary circumstance; essential qualities, innate disposition" (e.g. human nature); "nature personified, Mother Nature." Specifically as "material world beyond human civilization or society" from 1660s. Nature and nurture have been contrasted since 1874.
Nature should be avoided in such vague expressions as 'a lover of nature,' 'poems about nature.' Unless more specific statements follow, the reader cannot tell whether the poems have to do with natural scenery, rural life, the sunset, the untouched wilderness, or the habits of squirrels." [Strunk & White, "The Elements of Style," 3rd ed., 1979]