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People watch night soaps because the genre allows them to believe in a world where people just react off their baser instincts.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At such a moment, the pilot has no resources other than his own instincts and experience.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So combining my journalistic and more creative instincts was the way to go.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He weighed only 185 pounds, but he had killer instincts and rabbit quickness and the stamina of a mule.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life|Paul Hemphill|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The problem is that his instincts are wrong, his timing is bad, his hand is heavy.
The arousing of the fundamental instincts of these human beings had, indeed, enormously emphasized the animal in them.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
"Atavism can hardly explain a roaming animal with teeth and claws and sanguinary instincts," interrupted Maloney with impatience.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
There were semi-savage native chiefs, and there were others, like Aguinaldo himself, with humane instincts.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Like other commonplace mortals, however, my instincts fight for the only solution of happiness I know anything about.
I was more than ready to take her place; you actually stirred my maternal instincts when you arrived, you looked so forlorn.
British Dictionary definitions for instinct
- animated or impelled (by)
- imbued or infused (with)
Word Origin for instinct
Medical definitions for instinct
Other words from instinctin•stinc′tive null adj.
Scientific definitions for instinct
Cultural definitions for instinct
Behavior that is not learned but passed between generations by heredity.