social animal


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social animal

[′sō·shəl ′an·ə·məl]
(zoology)
An animal that exhibits social behavior.
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It is because of them that man has been called a social animal.
The gift of speech also evidently proves that man is a more social animal than the bees, or any of the herding cattle: for nature, as we say, does nothing in vain, and man is the only animal who enjoys it.
But in that same instant there stirred in him the generations of discipline by which man had become an inadequate social animal.
Social animal and firework David Brooks follows one person on twitter: Katy Perry.
Joe (Martin Compston) is in awe of his older brother John (Neil Maskell), who is everything that Joe wants to be: confident, out-going and a social animal.
The model for The Social Animal is Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile.
Even if I'm not ready to credit science with having discovered the one best way to live, I enjoyed reading The Social Animal as a self-help book.
The grey wolf has a reputation as a fierce predator but it is also a social animal, living in groups called packs and sharing the tasks of hunting and raising the young.
Ao Which would be pheromones, or chemical signals, something Aristotle never could have detected when he distinguished merely social animals from the social animal par excellence, man, who can speak.
But the Onion is a slower moving, more broadly social animal of satire.
The fact that she is in solitary confinement as a social animal is unacceptable," says Nicole Meyer of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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