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Definition of Creature

Creature

  1. Anything created; anything not self-existent; especially, any being created with life; an animal; a man.
  2. A human being, in pity, contempt, or endearment; as, a poor creature; a pretty creature.
  3. A person who owes his rise and fortune to another; a servile dependent; an instrument; a tool.
  4. A general term among farmers for horses, oxen, etc.

Creature Quotations

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Karl Marx

T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Clement Clarke Moore

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau

Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
Ida B. Wells
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Creature Translations

creature in Dutch is wezen
creature in Latin is creatura
creature in Portuguese is criatura
creature in Spanish is criatura
creature in Swedish is varelse
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