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anthropomorphism

 [an″thro-po-mor´fizm]
the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman beings and objects.

an·thro·po·mor·phism

(an'thrō-pō-mōr'fizm),
Ascription of human shape or qualities to nonhuman creatures or inanimate objects. Compare: theriomorphism.
[anthropo- + G. morphē, form]

anthropomorphism

/an·thro·po·mor·phism/ (an″thro-po-mor´fizm) the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman objects.

anthropomorphism

[an′thrəpōmôr′fizəm]
Etymology: Gk, anthropos, human, morphe, form
the assignment of human shapes and qualities to other animals.

an·thro·po·mor·phism

(an'thrŏ-pō-mōr'fizm)
Assignment of human shape or qualities to nonhuman creatures or inanimate objects.
[anthropo- + G. morphē, form]

anthropomorphism

Attributing human characteristics to the diety, to inanimate objects, animals, or phenomena. Because of our experiential limitations and need to find explantions, however unsatisfactory, we commonly resorts to an anthropomorphic concept of anything transcendental.

anthropomorphism

the attribution of human characteristics to animals other than man.

anthropomorphism

the tendency to attribute human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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We therefore saw animals solely in relation to humans and how they benefited humans, always interpreting their behaviour anthropomorphically.
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