a person (esp. a man) who is a native or inhabitant of the planet Earth
Ye Earthmen! be warned by a judgement so tragic, And wipe yourselves cleanly with all books of magic.]
I [sc. the moon] am wearied out by the continual and senseless declarations of these earth-men.
It smells like another world, more strangely than the moon would to an Earthsman.]
We can readily believe that all of nature’s laws in general, and the velocity of light in particular, should be the same on sun, earth or planet in the Milky Way; but the fact that the earth-man finds the sun clocks slow, and the sun-man finds the earth clocks slow, in the same ratio is the startling contribution of the theory of relativity.
They were even more grotesque than those I had seen in the temple in the city and their trappings were rich beyond the conception of man—Earthman—for the gems of Barsoom scintillate with rays unknown to us and of such gorgeous and blinding beauty as to transcend description.
Such dreams! Always of Mars, and during my waking hours at night my eyes always sought out the Red Planet when he was above the horizon and clung there seeking a solution of the seemingly unfathomable riddle he has presented to the Earthman for ages.
We thank you with all force, Earthmen, for what you have done for us this day.
To an Earthman acquainted with astronomical equipment, the purpose of the rotating bowl would have been at once apparent, and he would have marveled at the simple cleverness of this piece of Martian ingenuity.
The first Earthmen had been met with eager admiration by the Hoka tribe near whose village they landed.
We start disseminating word of a colony of Earthmen on Ganymede. Volunteers.
He’s an Earthman. Though I believe he was born on route from Arcturus to one of the Centauris.
‘Earthman,’ he said, ‘it is sometimes hard to follow your mode of speech. Remember I have been asleep inside this planet of Magrathea for five million years and know little of these early sixties sit coms of which you speak.’
Fagin was also the one extraterrestrial who tried hardest to understand Earthmen.
He had even grown used to the computer’s disparaging remarks about some forgotten Earthman named Sir Isaac Newton.
Suddenly I realized I had been down on this planet less than a day, and already I was more Earthman than not.
The extraterrestrials, called Xenomorphs, are menacing to earthmen.
Would Earthmen and Vulcans [have] been able to form a lasting friendship if this connection were known?
Reinhard A. Wetzel, The New Relativity in Physics
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