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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A living organism.

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creature

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 11 words.

creature of habit a person who follows an unvarying routine.

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Creatures

Deborah Boyle.

in The Well-Ordered Universe

January 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy; Philosophy. 13336 words.

Although Cavendish believed Nature to be one continuous whole, she also believed Nature can be understood as a collection of particular finite items or creatures, individuated by how their...

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Creature

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 124 words.

Etymologically, ‘that which is created’, whether animate or inanimate. Thus living things are sometimes known as ‘God’s creatures’, and the

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creature

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 92 words.

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The earliest recorded sense of creature in English is ‘anything created’, and the word is from Latin creatura ‘a

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Mythical Creatures

Vanessa Joosen.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 275 words.

Mythical beasts have been a part of the literary tradition since Paleolithic times. The first records of such creatures in

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The Creature

Helmut Lethen.

in Cool Conduct

March 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7902 words.

This chapter explains that the creature clarifies the other side of modern consciousness. It notes that while the radar type moves among the mass communication media like a fish in water,...

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Mythical Creatures

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Mythical beasts have been a part of the literary tradition since Paleolithic times. The first records of such creatures in storytelling can be seen in the Lascaux cave paintings, dating ...

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Creaturely Love

Dominic Pettman.

April 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Philosophy. 184 pages.

Creaturely Love explores some of the ways in which desire makes us both more, and less, human. Focusing on key figures in modern philosophy, art, and literature—Nietzsche,...

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Creaturely Origins

Tobias Menely.

in The Animal Claim

April 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 16464 words.

This chapter discusses the work of three major Enlightenment thinkers of community—Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau—focusing on the insistent role of creaturely...

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Creature Discomforts

Jeffrey Hanson.

in Being-in-Creation

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 5628 words.

In “Creature Discomforts”, Jeffrey Hanson argues that, contrary to other interpretations, the trope of creation ex nihilo plays, with some minor changes and development, a significant role...

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