the psychological and social qualities that characterize humankind, especially in contrast with other living things.
Sociology. the character of human conduct, generally regarded as produced by living in primary groups.
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How to use human nature in a sentence
Giving these shows a try may freshen up your library and teach you something about science, history, and human nature, too.
Indeed, all through these times, both the dark and bright sides of human nature were evident as many people engaged in extraordinary compassion and courage when others were committing acts of violence, self-interest, or greed.A psychologist explains how hope can make a difference in impossible times | Jacqueline S. Mattis/The Conversation | January 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
So I think your assessment is fair, but I think that’s just human nature.WarnerMedia’s CEO explains why he’s blowing up the movie business | Peter Kafka | December 3, 2020 | Vox
Although a self-described haven for free speech, the service decided it had gone too far and created rules, adding volunteer moderators to rein in the dark side of human nature, including obscenity and photos of human feces.What my day on conservative social network Parler was like | Danielle Abril | November 12, 2020 | Fortune
They may recognize and accept, even love, the foibles of human nature.Are You Yoda or Darth Vader? - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Brian Gallagher | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
The idea is to reveal human nature and behavior with your camera moves.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Krampus makes manifest the shadow sides of human nature that Christianity seeks to repress.
It is a brief text with philosophical leanings that revolves around the notions of normality and abnormality in human nature.
When MTV first started airing The Real World, it was meant to expose the brutal truth about human nature.MTV’s Diem Brown Dies: When Reality TV Starts Getting Real | Kevin Fallon | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But there was also reality: storylines about life, death, love, hate, and the highs and lows of human nature.MTV’s Diem Brown Dies: When Reality TV Starts Getting Real | Kevin Fallon | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is a restiveness in human nature that resists compulsion, even to its own manifest advantage.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
There is no other way but fresh blood for it is sheer human nature to feel flat after an effort.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Shakspeare has not only shown human nature as it is, but as it would be found in situations to which it cannot be exposed.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Suchet, an ardent student of human nature, was quick to appreciate how to turn to his use this provincialism.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Disillusionment cut him to the quick, but had no power to obscure his rosy views of human nature.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for human nature
the qualities common to humanity
ordinary human behaviour, esp considered as less than perfect
sociol the unique elements that form a basic part of human life and distinguish it from other animal life
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