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animalism

the doctrine or belief that man lacks a spiritual nature
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Public-spiritedness and basic-decency are, and will always remain, very desirable (and important) human characteristics, but they are no replacement for laws whether they are man-made laws or Divine ones.The second allegation (that of encouraging an animalistic outlook) was addressed most comprehensively by Gary Miller.
Quartey remained quiet in the dock as judge Anne Molyneux told him: "An eyewitness described the violence as inhuman, savage and animalistic. You showed no humanity.Mr Nelson curled into a ball and put his arms up to save himself.
He said he could not better the description of the assault in a presentence report as "animalistic".
The characters are great, their animalistic personalities reflected in their leisurewear clobber.
Well, when it comes to seeking a romantic partner, it seems that our evolutionary past and animalistic instincts may be playing a bigger role than we think.
Many take place in dreamy worlds where animalistic shadows hold the promise of renewal, or buildings mysteriously heal themselves.
Sure it's animalistic to want to be leader of the pack, but in the old days these shows used to be about human interaction not nocturnal action.
After the success of their debut single Animalistic back in February the band have just released their second single, Gunning, and are looking forward to seeing people's reactions as the track shows a different side to the band's sound.
Cormier explores the science of pleasure, its importance in our everyday lives, and what makes us human--our base, animalistic, pursuits.
My Baudelaire has no gender or sex, lives in animalistic delight and animalistic agony.
Others literally succumb to the call of the wild and let loose their animalistic side.