from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One, especially a human, that inhabits the planet Earth.
- n. A person devoted to the world; a worldling.
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- n. Alternative capitalization of Earthling
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inhabitant of the earth; a mortal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inhabitant of the earth; a creature of this world; a mortal.
- n. One strongly attached to worldly things; a worldling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inhabitant of the earth
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God plants a garden in a place called Eden (Genesis 2: 8) and puts the human "earthling" there.
Between devastating earthquakes rattling people's faith in god, Glenn Beck's maniacal fundamentalism rattling people's faith in democracy, and Kevin Smith's dual inability to direct a film or fit in an airplane seat rattling people's faith in cinema, this is a pretty rough time to be an earthling.
If I was a "gleiser" instead of an earthling I'd be almost 700 by now.
Based on that set of data—which is the equivalent of a single case series—the alien would assume that all earthling children born in New York were boys and that they all were actors with a penchant for appearing in the tabloids.
The image, taken in 1966 by NASA's robotic probe Lunar Orbiter 1, presented a stunning juxtaposition of planet and moon that no earthling had ever seen before.
In the film, an authoritarian matriarchal Martian society is desperate to find earthling moms with good parenting skills that can be programmed into the army of nannybots that raises the Martians' young.
The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps.
I find the earthling sense of humor to be rather flat.
Even now, the Martian soldier saw a flash as sunlight reflected off the helmet or visor of the trapped earthling.
Every earthling on the street was crowded against the doors, shrieking or shouting and shoving, smashing themselves against the bottleneck, desperate to get inside, as if the crumbling marble of a natural history museum could save us.