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  • n. mankind, humanity; humankind; Homo sapiens

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. all of the living human inhabitants of the earth

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Examples

  • I am not at all sure that the majority of the human race have not been ugly, and even among those “lords of their kind,” the British, squat figures, ill-shapen nostrils, and dingy complexions are not startling exceptions.

    Adam Bede

  • The physical differences found in the human race may be grouped together into basic types or "races", which are divided further into sub-races.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • This female matron tells me that now is the "Time of Restitution", and explains that "the prolification of the human race has reached a fruition of the adultery of the truth and good of the Lord with the fallacies and evils of the mortal hells" .....

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • A significant portion of the human race has no idea what it is like to be attached to short legs, and I am forever finding myself indignantly pumping along like a handcar in a world of express trains.

    Body of Evidence

  • Having spoiled her solitude by inviting thoughts of others there, she decided to rejoin the human race even if she did so as a half-alien interloper.

    Blood Lure

  • He divided the human race into four main types: the Australioid,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • On the other hand, there are moments when rather than reforming the human race I'd like to abandon it altogether and go become, say, one of Dr. O'Reilly's macaques, which have to have more sense.

    Futures Imperfect

  • The tragedy of the human race has reached its final curtain,

    The War with the Newts

  • Expressively the author says, “If the human race has a bad reputation, I perceive that I cannot escape being compromised.”

    George Eliot; A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy

  • Erudition touches the human race very little, but on the 'omne ignotum' principle, men are always ready to admire it, and often to pay it highly, and so there is a constant hum of these busy idlers all about the human hive.

    Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton B A Of Trinity College Cambridge

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