human being

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human being (plural human beings)

  1. A person; a large sapient, bipedal primate, with notably less hair than others of that order, of the species Homo sapiens.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, volume III, VII xiv:
      He began to reflect that in a few Minutes he might possibly deprive a human Being of Life, or might lose his own.
  2. Another, extinct member of the genus Homo.

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