Definitions

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  • n. The property or state of being a beast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State or nature of a beast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The nature or condition of beasts.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Shanga – the going back – the radiation that caused temporary artificial atavism and let men wallow for a time in beasthood.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • I think, however, that if I had time I could pick several flaws in the reasoning, or rather erect a very good counter-argument, founded principally upon the fact that the intelligence of animals is generally as great in early youth as it is in the prime of their beasthood.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2

  • They strive for a final evaluation of life in terms of that eternity which is always present to them; they strive for a recognition of man's true place in nature, defined by the fact that he was endowed with the gift of reason; and they strive for a determination of the balance, so far attained, within themselves and their own lives, between man's beasthood and man's godhead.

    Nationhood Within the Empire

  • Men grew out of beasthood by it, and by it civilisation began.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • The reckless, shipwrecked man: flung ashore on the coast of the Maldives long ago, while sailing and soldiering as Indian Fighter; flung ashore since then, as hungry Parisian Pleasure-hunter and Half-pay, on many a Circe Island, with temporary enchantment, temporary conversion into beasthood and hoghood; -- the remote Var Department has now sent him hither.

    The French Revolution

  • -- the curse of his father's form of manhood or beasthood upon him.

    Somehow Good

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