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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.
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Shanga – the going back – the radiation that caused temporary artificial atavism and let men wallow for a time in beasthood.
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.
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.
Men grew out of beasthood by it, and by it civilisation began.
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 curse of his father's form of manhood or beasthood upon him.