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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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Both Berger and Agamben displace traditional anthropomorphism by thinking of the human as that which anthropomorphically separates itself from the animal.
In the introduction, "Kabbalistic Metaphysics," he differentiates between the mainstream kabbalistic doctrine of the sefirot and Luria's new emphasis on the parzufim, i.e., "faces" whereby the Godhead is viewed anthropomorphically as embodying sets of familial relationships--such as Father and Mother, Son and Consort.
However, we have found that because people view virtual humans anthropomorphically, they will ascribe emotional motivations to their behaviors whether the characters have been designed to exhibit emotions or not.
Using theories of neuroanatomy and psychoanalysis to show how the nation-state is imagined anthropomorphically by writers such as Renan, Ramazani argues that this national body image is always ambiguous, plural, incomplete; indeed, the practice of war emerges as a cote feature of state fetishism, as the patriarchal appropriation of birth metaphors to express military conflict helps to naturalize belligerent national ideologies.
The choice of dramatization for the episode of the trial entails a feat of memory on Ollie's part which is a cognitive impossibility and, consequently, a transgression of the linguistic principles of homo- or autodiegetic narrative, the narrator being, in theory at least, anthropomorphically subject to the same limitations as genuine autobiographers.
As Auden pointed out in life, to speak from beyond is to speak, and if the shade of Auden is to be every bit as anthropomorphically intact as Odysseus's mother in The Odyssey, then why not let God--or God B (for Biology) in Merrill's theology--be as embodied as the rest?
Most were not enjoying the contact with the child, but could be anthropomorphically described as "holding it together," wishing someone would come to their rescue.
So intimate and physical is Ratero's knowledge of his prey that he resists understanding them anthropomorphically. For him they exist in a more than human realm, beyond the plainer kind of humanizations and animalizations for which those living at a remove from nature have a greater facility.
This intelligence, anthropomorphically projected, is awesome and sacred, inviting a romantic, sympathetic feeling for nature and its organisms as well as a reverence and respect for the sheer otherness of nature.
Proinsias MacCana has observed that "in the traditions of the insular Celtic peoples the feminine embodiment of the realm is of necessity coeval with it." (21) In his exhaustive study on the topic, MacCana has noted that according to early Irish belief, each king of Tara was espoused to the goddess Eriu, the divine mother conceived anthropomorphically, and that lesser kings were espoused to local goddesses.
The transcendence that is anthropomorphically attributed to sublime nature ("Rocks aspiring towards the heavens")--a typical trope of Romantic literature--is imaged as "shutting out sorrow," hence endowing the Romantic subject who is part of this "mighty whole" with immunity to the destructive power of Sensibility.