of, relating to, or resembling modern humans (Homo sapiens).
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How to use sapiens in a sentence
The most recent common ancestor of chimpanzees and humans was an ape that moved on all fours, had a skeleton a lot like a modern chimp’s, and, perhaps most important of all, had a chimp-sized brain, not our inflated sapiens brain.
For example, humans aren’t just sapiens — that’s our species.
Understanding odds has never been a strength of Homo sapiens.A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned | Kent Sepkowitz | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In some very real sense, 21st-century Hollywood has forgotten how to use living, breathing Homo sapiens in action movies.Game of Thrones’ 'The Watchers on the Wall': The Battle of Castle Black Is One For the Ages | Andrew Romano | June 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in terms of beneficial public-health impact, nothing Homo sapiens has invented thus far outpaces the vaccine.
I have discovered the sapiens' blood is the only antidote to your contamination.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks | Max Brooks | January 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
He'd reveal definite indications of belonging to Homo sapiens only when drinking beer and talking about his holes.The Holes and John Smith | Edward W. Ludwig
But an extremely primitive race has survived until the present time to demonstrate the original type of Homo sapiens.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
"sapiens," that is, a wise man, one who had attained to wisdom.The City of God, Volume I | Aurelius Augustine
Quo responso aperte declaravit vir gravis et sapiens lege, quam tulerat Gracchus, patrimonium publicum dissipari.Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
Eam vir sanctus et sapiens sciet veram esse victoriam, quae, salva fide et integra dignitate, parabitur.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete | Michel de Montaigne