fellow creature

  1. a kindred creature, especially a fellow human being.

Origin of fellow creature

First recorded in 1640–50

Words Nearby fellow creature

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How to use fellow creature in a sentence

  • It’s a novel that raises profound questions about humans’ ability to empathize with our fellow creatures on this planet—in a review, Outside correspondent Eva Holland praises Powers’s “expansive and lyrical” writing.

  • I see now that a connection with any fellow creature, especially during these difficult days of anger, frustration and sadness, is a beautiful thing.

  • He who wrongs a fellow-creature wrongs himself as well, and wrongs both for all eternity.

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • You are right, Humphrey, that is possible; and I would not have the life of a fellow-creature on my conscience.

  • "I thought so," I said, with the relief that one feels in not having put a fellow-creature out of life, even conditionally.

    Questionable Shapes | William Dean Howells