Creature

Crea"ture

(kr"tr; 135), n. [F. crature, L. creatura. See Create.] 1. Anything created; anything not self-existent; especially, any being created with life; an animal; a man.
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He asked water, a creature so common and needful that it was against the law of nature to deny him.
Fuller.
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God's first creature was light.
Bacon.
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On earth, join, all ye creatures, to extol
Him first, him last, him midst, and without end.
Milton.
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And most attractive is the fair result
Of thought, the creature of a polished mind.
Cowper.
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2. A human being, in pity, contempt, or endearment; as, a poor creature; a pretty creature.
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The world hath not a sweeter creature.
Shak.
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3. A person who owes his rise and fortune to another; a servile dependent; an instrument; a tool.
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A creature of the queen's, Lady Anne Bullen.
Shak.
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Both Charles himself and his creature, Laud.
Macaulay.
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4. A general term among farmers for horses, oxen, etc.
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Creature comforts, those objects, as food, drink, and shelter, which minister to the comfort of the body.
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