- 1An animal, as distinct from a human being: night sounds of birds and other creaturesMore example sentences
- Reptiles are cold blooded scaly creatures like snakes, lizards, crocodiles and turtles, who are all descendants of the primitive reptile.
- These creatures are quite distinct from fish, crustaceans, and molluscs.
- One finds here myriads of beings and creatures with distinct characteristics.
- 1.1An animal or person: as fellow creatures on this planet, animals deserve respectMore example sentences
- I look forward to sharing a lasting trust with my fellow creatures, learning from their ways and restoring that relationship we used to have with the animals given to our care.
- We Homo sapiens are fascinated by observing our fellow creatures as they go about their daily grind - eating, sleeping, courting.
- We, and our fellow creatures, will be the beneficiaries.
- 1.2A fictional or imaginary being: a creature from outer spaceMore example sentences
- As a preliminary step to painting, we briefly discussed the fact that dragons are imaginary creatures.
- The fantasy creature category contained such imaginary creatures as fairy, hairy Cyclops, and gremlin.
- I remember a time as a child when my sister and I shared an imaginary world of made-up creatures.
- 1.3 [with adjective] A person of a specified kind: you heartless creature!More example sentences
fellow, individual, character, wretch, beggar, soul; person, personage, human being, human, man, woman, boy, girl• informal , • dated body, dogBritish • informal , • dated cove• vulgar slang bastardBritish • vulgar slang sod, bugger• archaic wight
- Rachel moved her eyes down to this charming creature's face.
- Spin fantasies in your head, she's probably the most charming and intelligent creature on earth.
- But do not expect any lovable creatures and charming subjects here.
- 2A person or organization considered to be under the complete control of another: the village teacher was expected to be the creature of his employerMore example sentences
- She was as much a creature of the control freaks as any of the weaker members of the front bench.
- They should also realise that international organisations are the creatures of the governments which created and manage them.
- 3 • archaic Anything living or existing: dress, jewels, and other transitory creaturesMore example sentences
- In addition, there will be different variations of existing creatures.
- Like organic creatures, copyrights used to age and wither away.
- An ancient race of horrible organic creatures becomes a threat.
creature of habit
- A person who follows an unvarying routine: he’s a creature of habit—he keeps to the places he knowsMore example sentences
- Ducks are creatures of habit, they like routine.
- They are both creatures of habit and love their routine: writing, walking, reading and going to bed at 10 pm every night.
- We humans are a strange breed, creatures of habit, this one small change in my routine has rendered me flummoxed.
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- It's actually an act of being civilised not because of the element of personal service, but because it exerts control over your creaturely self.
- We laugh at deflated pride and at human inadequacies exposed - the ridiculous attempts of a creaturely nature to transcend its very obvious limitations.
- While creaturely existence may entail undeserved suffering, it does not mandate silence and submission.
Middle English (in the sense 'something created'): via Old French from late Latin creatura, from the verb creare (see create).