earth people n.

natives or inhabitants of Earth; cf. earth person n.


  • 1871 Fraser’s Magazine Oct. 467/2

    It is quite conceivable that…life-germs were transferred hither from another part of the material universe; and this, if proved, would make it all the more unlikely that we earth-people should ‘discover’ the origin of life.

  • 1896 G. P. Lathrop In the Deep of Time in Morning Times (Washington, DC) 27 Dec. 16/2 page image George Parsons Lathrop bibliography

    We are created, in a manner, spontaneously…by the exertion of will and unselfish desire and the fulfillment of many conditions of life and character which you Earth people do not understand.

  • 1922 R. Cummings Fire People in Argosy-Allstory Weekly 28 Oct. 706/2 page image Ray Cummings bibliography

    Miela promised them that she would use all possible precautions, in the event of her having any choice in the matter, to prevent the earth people learning anything about it.

  • 1930 E. E. Smith Skylark Three in Amazing Stories Sept. 559/2 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    As they walked along the Earth[-]people stared, held by the unearthly beauty of the grounds.

  • 1930 R. Cummings Brigands of Moon in Astounding Stories Mar. 315/1 page image Ray Cummings bibliography

    The passengers coming aboard seemed a fair representation of what we usually had for the outward voyage to Ferrok-Shahn. Most were Earth people—and returning Martians.

  • 1935 ‘E. Binder’ in Wonder Stories Feb. 1056/2

    The Robot Alien managed to convey to me that they were astonished beyond all measure at the fear the earth-people showed from the first.

  • 1976 A. Budrys To Civilize in Galactic Empires Vol. II 70 Algis Budrys

    He could not let the Galactics depart and leave him without an answer. He pushed himself back from the rail and slid rapidly down the ramp to the room where the Earthpeople were. Here, too, there was silence; even the children were quiet. The Galactics sat in rows on benches, facing each other across the narrow aisles.

  • 1992 H. Collins Mutagenesis 46

    Brothers and youngfathers coming from the city tell brothers and fathers who stayed home about the earthpeople.

  • 2004 D. Duane & A. C. Crispin Star Trek: Sand & Stars 47

    Earth people have this picture of Vulcans as being a great force in space.

  • 2021 C. J. Anders Victories Greater Than Death xiv. 81 Charlie Jane Anders bibliography

    ‘Everyone strap in,’ Yatto the Monntha says as soon as we stumble off the platform and gulp some luxurious oxygen. ‘The Earth people just launched one of their large hot objects at us, and we’re in no condition to take another hit. Plus two more Compassion ships are approaching.’

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