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Definition the representation of animals, gods, or objects as having human traits
  • the anthropomorphic animals in "The Lion King"
  • But in reality they are just as much an artistic creation as the anthropomorphic Gods they replaced.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The more you want to go in this direction, the more anthropomorphic you get in the thing's design.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • But affliction makes opposing forces loom anthropomorphous; and those ideas were now exchanged for a sense of Jude and herself fleeing from a persecutor.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Anthropomorphic as she was, she stimulated him into appreciating things thus, and then they lived for her.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • There was nothing anthropomorphic about Rashaverak.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • Many other details of life and local custom are similarly duplicated, interpreted, and thus validated, in the details of the anthropomorphic idols.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Those unfamiliar with horses might scoff at the notion of equine pride as a silly anthropomorphism, but the behavior is unmistakable.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • London is religion's opportunity—not the decorous religion of theologians, but anthropomorphic, crude.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • All are instances of that animal equivalent of anthropomorphism: zoomorphism, where an animal takes a human being, or another animal, to be one of its kind.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Jehovah was anthropomorphic because he could address himself to the Jews only in terms of their understanding; so he was conceived as in their own image, as a cloud, a pillar of fire, a tangible, physical something which the mind of the Israelites could grasp.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • I was unable to make the anthropomorphic leap and thus failed to comprehend the resemblance between a swan and any specific human being, but Sophie swore that they were dead look-alikes, began to call him Tadeusz and murmured to him in little glottal clucks and clicks of Polish as she heaved at him the debris from her bag.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • ...the number of missions to sixty and had failed abysmally in that endeavor too, and the chaplain was ready now to capitulate to despair entirely but was restrained by the memory of his wife, whom he loved and missed so pathetically with such sensual and exalted ardor, and by the lifelong trust he had placed in the wisdom and justice of an immortal, omnipotent, omniscient, humane, universal, anthropomorphic, English-speaking, Anglo-Saxon, pro-American God, which had begun to waver.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The dingy backlit sign, which featured a smiling anthropomorphic fiber-optic cable, promised Lightning-Fast OASIS Access!
    Ernest Cline  --  Ready Player One
  • This one is unwarranted and overly anthropomorphic, though ... You wanted my opinion.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • This is the anthropomorphic personification of the power of generation, the Mighty Living One, as it is called in the Kabbala.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The bringing together of the two great symbols of the meeting with the goddess and the fire theft reveals with simplicity and clarity the status of the anthropomorphic powers in the realm of myth.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Unfortunately, despite the anthropomorphic design job, the Hangman's legs were positioned farther apart, he lacked human skeletal muscles, not to mention insteps, and he was possessed of a lot more mass than any man I had ever fought.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Not his personal fate, but the fate of mankind, of life as a whole, the atom and all the solar systems, has been opened to him; and this in terms befitting his human understanding; that is to say, in terms of an anthropomorphic vision: the Cosmic Man.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • In Christianity, Mohammedanism, and Judaism, however, the personality of the divinity is taught to be final—which makes it comparatively difficult for the members of these communions to understand how one may go beyond the limitation, of their own anthropomorphic divinity.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces

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