a native or inhabitant of Earth; = earthling n.
For that matter, it is the general belief of many good men, that all the millions upon millions of comets, planets, stars, and suns exist only for the purpose of making the night look pretty to us important Earthians. A belief which being very flattering to our vanity, is one that is generally acquiesced in, and which we are not sure that it would be quite orthodox to call into question.
Life proved rather pleasant to us here, and in more respects than those merely of climate, the fact being that we Earthians are greatly looked up to, and held in most flatteringly reverential consideration by these simple Jovians; for, if they care little about our science for its own sake, they yet readily see our power to apply it to all sorts of useful and profitable things, and they are struck with awe and admiration accordingly. Many of our people now live here for weeks and months together, in making business arrangements.
Four of the Jupiterian warships have been blown to atoms by the superior gunnery of the Earthians.
In their eyes this tough Earthian was a dynamo, a destroyer of their calm, somnolent peace.
The creature he faced stood only two feet high—an almost perfect miniature of an Earthian, save that his eyes were wide and innocent, his hair pink, and his skin deep amber.
It was a roundabout way, a long way, an awkward way to read the language of Mars, Monk reflected. Martian to Jovian to Earthian. But it was better than no way at all.
Grand Terminus, Earth—calling New Paris, Mars. Reservation Twenty-six B. Doctor Jules Craig, Earthian, awaiting transport, Booth Two-Seventeen to New Paris.
I was looking for Earthian logic, common sense, good government, peace and responsibility.
The Interstellar Empire of Earthians, in full-dress uniform and with all its faults exposed like open sores.
The tale tells how, from a space station on Pluto, a few Earthians, aided by an incredible girl who has been in suspended animation for a thousand years, are able to help avert the collision of our universe with another, a crash which would have been ‘slightly fatal’ to both.
My wards are losing patience with your goggling Earthians. I demand you have the contest started immediately and see to it that this offensive staring ceases.
Seeing that you were Earthians, he spoke in Hindi, which is the tongue used by more Earthians than any other.
Between the priests of Waroth, and the Ganymeans, Jevlenese humans and Earthians of our universe, one is tempted to retitle Entoverse as ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Benighted’.
After a disgruntled miner who’d lost his job to the Umlaps blew the whistle on the experiment, the company was forced to show both Moonians and Earthians their gene-tweaked slaves.
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