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  • Surely you would not call his advocacy of that child labor bill and of the conservation of the forest and coal lands stirring up the wild-beast passions of the people?

    THEFT

  • He is a demagogue, stirring up the wild-beast passions of the people.

    THEFT

  • She was beginning to realize that the yellow curly hair and “wild-beast eyes” so repulsive to the Chinese had the opposite effect on Americans.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.

    Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark: The Clan MacRieve

  • On leaving the Pole we added to our pemmican ration, with the result that our wild-beast appetites soon gave way and shrank to an ordinary good, everyday twist.

    The South Pole~ The Return to Framheim

  • Nevertheless he took a bit of the bread and dipped it in the pomegranate-conserve and made shift to eat it, but he found it too little sweetened, for he was cloyed and surfeited, so he said, “Faugh; what be this wild-beast 470 stuff?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The dog first hears a man approaching and the wild-beast coming to the fence.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • In saying this I have been running into a digression; but the point which I desire to note is that in all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Even in good men there is such an irregular wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • So it was a vast surprise when he staged not only a series of wonderful theatrical productions but also lavish spectacles in the Circus Maximus, with a full program of twelve chariot races, athletic competitions, and a wild-beast hunt involving panthers and all manner of exotic animals.

    Imperium

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