Definition of Brutes

1. Noun. (plural of brute) ¹



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Definition of Brutes

1. brute [v] - See also: brute

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brutes

brutalizing
brutally
brute
brute(a)
brute-fact
brute-force
brute fact
brute facts
brute force
bruted
brutelike
brutely
bruteness
bruter
bruters
brutes (current term)
brutified
brutifies
brutify
brutifying
bruting
brutings
brutish
brutishly
brutishness
brutishnesses
brutism
brutisms
brutist
bruts

Literary usage of Brutes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Philosophical Basis of Theism: An Examination of the Personality of Man by Samue Harris (1883)
"From this the objector infers that man has no more claim than the brutes to ... On the one hand it is inferred that, if brutes are impersonal beings, man, ..."

2. Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty, and His Expectations by David Hartley (1801)
"OF THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES OF brutes. PROP. ... f*<7 examine bow far the Inferiority of brutes to Mankind in ... the analogous phenomena in brutes. ..."

3. Psychology by William James (1892)
"The Seasoning Powers of brutes.—As the genius is to the vulgarian, ... Compared with men, it is probable that brutes neither attend to abstract characters, ..."

4. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"THE IMPASSABLE BARRIER BETWEEN brutes AND MAN (From a Lecture Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in ..."

5. The Elements of Moral Science by Francis Wayland (1856)
"brutes are sensitive beings, capable of, probably, as great degrees of physical pleasure and pain as ourselves. They are endowed with instinct which is, ..."

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