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  • Characters include an amnesiac ex-hero who wants to spend a peaceful retirement with his family, a quasi-human killing machine, a spy desperate to betray his masters, and a harried female dictator.

    Smart Diplomacy in Mexico

  • In the eyes of the state, the Arabs of the Negev are at best quasi-human.

    Max Blumenthal: In Democracy's Wasteland, Israel Razes a Bedouin Village...Again (VIDEO)

  • On "Heroes" you play another quasi-human character, a supernatural serial killer.

    Boldly Revisiting Roles

  • I retained even then a clinging hope of some quasi-human evidence, some pinnacle of building, some house or engine, but everywhere one looked spread the tumbled rocks in peaks and crests, and the darting scrub and those bulging cacti that swelled and swelled, a flat negation as it seemed of all such hope.

    First Men in the Moon

  • I can't complain about them as people -- I would love to -- because for all I know they may not be people; they could be cyborgs, the result of a decades-long project to populate the world's research institutions with quasi-human machines, so we organic beings would be in plentiful supply to staff Wal-mart.

    murphy's law

  • In The Travels of Babar (1932), when Babar and Celeste lose their clothes and are stranded on a reef in the ocean, they also lose their quasi-human identity, and the captain of the ship that rescues them can sell them to a circus.

    The Royal Family

  • Little LeRoy was hampered by no such quasi-human restraints.

    Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories

  • He knew that Those Others were biped, quasi-human in form, closer in physical appearance to the colonists than to the mermen.

    Star Flight

  • They had become to him a quasi-human, hypernormal race ....

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

  • The Fifth Level is the probability of complete failure -- no human population established on this planet, and indigenous quasi-human life evolved indigenously.

    Police Operation

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