a creature not from Earth
I was moved to concoct that fragment as a result of running through a file of magazines and comparing the ideas of the writers on the form that intelligent extra-terrestrials might have. The authors are nothing if not industrious in devising a variety of shapes for their e.-t.’s.
Should a face appear that hinted of Rigelian blood, or should a half-breed with the abnormally long hands and black teeth of a Betelgeusian pass the marines, there would be bloodshed and no questions asked. After a few hours of the reign of terror, the extraterrestrials crept into cellars and stayed there for the duration.
When I say Martian, of course, the meaning is ‘extraterrestrial of greater civilization than ours’. They may not be Martians. They may even be from another galaxy.
He dreaded pricking the Dzlieri with the knife-point and bringing the extraterrestrial up with a roar of rage, but he had to take the chance.
Suppose some extra-terrestrials have landed somewhere on Earth and have set up a station that broadcasts a ray that is causing the phenomenon.
‘Listen, Harry… You hired me to check on whether or not any extra-terrestrials—’ I'd picked up that word in the stories I'd been reading all afternoon—‘were hanging around your affairs. I don’t think sitting here reading your magazine is going to get me very far along in that direction.’
He saw the first extra-terrestrial, an eight-foot native of Epsilon Gemini V.
The court takes judicial notice that members of non-human races may give evidence. But nothing has been presented to show that this particular extra-terrestrial is competent.
Instead of Peter Pan…we have E.T., the little ‘extra-terrestrial’ who also introduces children to flying but also wants to ‘go home’.
You're one of the few English speakers who never considered that she might be in the hands of extraterrestrials.
An assortment of medieval dignitaries and extraterrestrials sipped grapefruit punch (listed on the menu as Pangalactic Gargleblaster).
One o' his theories claimed that these here Nazca lines were made by the locals to help extraterrestrials' spaceships land here.
Most readers are going to recognize the feeling, even if they’ve never had it about extraterrestrials.
We just don’t know how often earth has been visited by extraterrestrials.
L. Sprague de Camp, in Astounding
Earliest cite in the OED: 1963.
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