from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A human inhabitant of the planet Earth; an earthling.
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- n. Alternative form of Earthman.
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- n. an inhabitant of the earth
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An earthman is given the shot to take his rightful place, as a sword wielding King.
Amused, T’Noroi decided to call the earthman’s bluff.
Cornwall in 1952 sees earthman Michael Trehearne discover he is of Varddan extraction in The Starmen Of Lyrdis.
He also needs an assistant, and a newly arrived earthman with no contacts, friends, or prospects, and of some native intelligence, is an ideal candidate.
Seen from the perspective of the locals Ming, or the Barsoomians the earthman can be seen as an outside political agitator, similar in some ways to Zorro.
She created a mythic Mars of vast deserts and cut-throat tribes and ancient terrors an earthman could never quite comprehend.
But just what is this freedom thing of which you speak, earthman?
One is an experienced space traveler, and the other is a time-displaced earthman from the 20th century.
The earthman allows the criticism of the aristocrat, but mentions that Earthmen do not murder each other in duels, or spill blood over petty disagreements.
The dancing MacArthur fell to the ground, exhausted, and chirping hunters piled on top of the earthman.