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anthropomorphic

Having the characteristics of a human being. For example, an anthropomorphic robot has a head, arms and legs.
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in 1860, Henry David Thoreau noted this process, somewhat anthropomorphically in his journal," .
The sculptures, roughly two feet by two feet and bulging anthropomorphically from the wall, are topologically complex, distinguished by odd contours, a dearth of right angles, and complicated pockets and folds that commingle the organic and the inorganic, the abstract and the representational, the industrial and the handmade.
Yet Whitehead's formal treatment (in Process and Reality) of the notion of an actual entity can nonetheless be modelled anthropomorphically in terms of familiar experience-events, which involves a choice of imagery that is compatible with his Butler's beginnnings.
The plant is described anthropomorphically as her body (her legs are held tight together, her hands are crossed one on each other), which is echoed by its status (bine' refers to the sister): the plant is never mentioned as such and the tender address is to a sister.
However, as Haag (2012) points out, correlating mussel and host fish distributions or abundances can be problematic; since not all host fish have been determined, surveys of fish abundance can be biased (especially in the case of Freshwater Drum that are often found in deeper harder to sample pools) and both mussel and host fish distributions may have been altered anthropomorphically.
1) Although I am not using this example to propose the idea of an aesthetic consciousness in birds, this seemingly innate choice to imitate or vary a challenger's song can be anthropomorphically and metaphorically read as an example of the artist's decision to show his/her superior ability by performing the same work better or to display a different range of talent by performing a more enchanting variation.
Note, however, that the One itself remains effusive and inscrutable, neither cosmetically, divinely, nor anthropomorphically figured.
In "The Jewbird," as in all of Malamud's animal fiction, he follows the typical pattern of magical realism by anthropomorphically giving the Jewbird the ability to communicate in English.
However, it is not treated anthropomorphically as in Hinduism, and it is never washed or offered food.
I maintain that the preacher's touching a person infected with HIV could be read anthropomorphically as the hand of God extended toward PLWHA, rather than as the hand of God withdrawn in judgment from PLWHA seemingly implied in early rhetorics.
Food and drink are also described anthropomorphically in 'The Dead, as if they were about to come alive with sectarian divisions like a table-top battlefield (pp.
The problem here is not simply that pet owners anthropomorphically see themselves in their pets.