Definition of flesh in English:
- I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - I might even be said to possess a mind.
- He reached out and grabbed his wife's shoulder here, pushing his fingers into the soft crevice of flesh over bone.
- Jim felt the pulsing of the sun as its heat, magnified by the window it was pouring through, met with soft flesh and willing muscle.
- If you timed it right you could spend a good part of the day out of the sun with cool pulpy grape flesh oozing between your toes.
- Cut a ripe kiwi fruit in half and squeeze it over the squid, letting both the juice and flesh of the fruit drop into the bowl.
- Put the onions, garlic, aubergine flesh, the lemon juice and seasoning into a food processor and whiz until it begins to become a purée.
- There was the sound of flesh hitting other flesh and a body falling to the ground.
- His skin had felt deliciously cool against her heated flesh as his hard body moved against hers.
- This Skin Firming Moisturiser with seaweed extract and caffeine promises to firm up flabby flesh and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- The old man once walked in trespasses and sins according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind.
- In contrast to the previous evening the pleasures of the flesh were much in evidence.
- With crew members leading a lonely existence and having to stay away from their family for days together, they are tempted to give in to the pleasures of the flesh.
- I find colourizing an area in a flesh colour is often insufficient.
- As a side effect, the flesh tones look a few shades too ruddy.
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- However, in the previous months, Terri had gained a little weight, the hollows of her face and her neck fleshing out.
- As his body has filled out, his personality has fleshed out with it.
- Now a survey detailing ground levels, boundaries and drainage will be carried out so that outline plans can be fleshed out in to detailed designs.
- Further details of the move will be fleshed out at a press conference today.
- It refutes clichés by making them specific and adding details, fleshing them out into their own incidents.
The most tangible part of the human body is flesh, and since the Middle Ages people have described their children, brothers, sisters, and other family members as their own flesh and blood. In the Book of Genesis God takes out one of Adam's ribs when he was sleeping, and made it into a woman, Eve. Adam said, ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ To go the way of all flesh is to die. It is from a 17th-century English translation of the Bible, which in most bibles is rendered as ‘Go the way of all the earth’. Fleshpots (early 16th century), ‘places providing luxurious living’, also come from the Bible, in which they are literally pots in which meat is boiled. In the book of Exodus, when the Israelites are making their laborious way through the desert after their escape from Egypt, they lament, ‘Would to God that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full.’
- All human and animal life.Example sentences
- The bluebottle, Calliphora vomitoria, comes from the vanitas tradition in painting, of including a telling detail such as a worm eaten apple or a falling rose, as a reminder that all flesh is grass.
- If chance be the Father of all flesh, disaster is his rainbow in the sky
- And all flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind; of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.
go the way of all flesh
- Die or come to an end: the film has gone the way of all flesh after being slated by the criticsMore example sentences
- Hopes have been consistently dashed as companies that betokened efforts to compete with Hollywood went the way of all flesh.
- My iPod went the way of all flesh (and has successfully been brought back to life).
- For years I made do with a tape copy after the original vinyl went the way of all flesh.
flesh and blood
- Used to refer to a person’s physical body and their needs and frailties, often as opposed to their mind or soul: the strain on his self-control had been more than flesh and blood could endureMore example sentences
- The tracks of dirt left by your feet now lie in a realm much greater than any human of flesh and blood, including you.
- But this eternal suffering cannot be revealed to mortal ears of living flesh and blood.
- Sini explains that just because one is of nobility does not mean they are not mortal, flesh and blood, like everybody else.
- (one's flesh and blood)3.1 A near relative or one’s close family: he felt as much for that girl as if she had been his own flesh and bloodMore example sentences
- Her own family, her flesh and blood had talked back to her and Vikki had even taken Amy's side in the argument.
- If you manage to satisfy the harshest critics of all, your flesh and blood, the average consumer is easy.
- When you lose one of your own, when you lose your flesh and blood in that way, it changes you.
in the flesh
- In person or (of a thing) in its actual state: they decided that they should meet Alexander in the fleshMore example sentences
- Reminds me though, I once had a lunch with a blind colleague whom I'd spoken to on the phone a lot but not met in the flesh before.
- Not only does he not want journalists to meet people in the flesh, he will actively discourage them from doing any such thing.
- At any rate, it turns out that I have recently met another blogger, in the flesh.
make someone's flesh crawl (or creep)
- Used to refer to the spiritual and physical union of two people in a relationship, especially marriage: my body is his, his is mine: one flesh[with biblical allusion to Gen. 2:24]More example sentences
- Man and wife, by their marriage union, become one flesh; Christ and true believers, by this union, become one spirit.
- But we must remember the Lord's stress that marriage is the union of one flesh.
- Children express the two in one flesh of marriage.
put flesh on (the bones of) something
- Add more details to something: he has yet to put flesh on his ‘big idea’More example sentences
- There were a lot of details left to be sorted out to put flesh on the bones.
- The National Museum of Scotland is putting flesh on the bones of the tale this summer, with a major exhibition that looks at both the family's public and private life.
- It was one of those pieces of legislation - a policy which was introduced very quickly, and we are now putting flesh on the bones of that particular policy.
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sins of the flesh
- archaic or humorous Sins related to physical indulgence, especially sexual gratification.Example sentences
- That's what the aristocrats of 18 th-century Venice did when they celebrated Carnevale, their last chance to indulge the sins of the flesh before Lent.
- But a PR sweetie of my acquaintance, based in North Yorkshire, is suffering from the amazing safeguards imposed by her employers to protect the world from the sins of the flesh.
- It was seen as a blissful cornucopia of earthly blessings, easily accessible high-quality sins of the flesh, and delights of the spirit.
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- The other one, Ravi, was very thin, almost fleshless and mentally weak.
- Buried in shallow trenches, the fleshless skeletons were exhumed right after the war.
- To compensate for his size, he instead had the looks of a necromancer, with a fleshless bony body that held a few rotting strands of skin onto it.
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