a native or inhabitant of the planet Earth, in contrast to another place in the universe
Alas, alas, short-sighted Earthites [in 1813 edition: mortals]! how little ye foresee the havock that will happen hereafter, from the pelting of these pitiless stones.]
We loyal earthites may be pleased to think so; but what may the moonites…say to such a notion?
Like a great, awkward, clumsy mountainous earthite asking of a white-robed angel to help him up a ladder of cloud.]
The inhabitants of Alpha Centaurus live as comfortably in fire as Earthites live in air or fishes in water.
The intergalactic scouting report on us Earthites has to be: ‘They can’t all just get along.’
Isaac Asimov, 'Hostess'
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