a non-human creature or organism, such as an animal, an alien, or a supernatural being; = unhuman n.
If this planet were to be invaded by Martians, nationality would be forgotten, for all races would be united against these non-Earthians. And if, further, these Martians were tentacled creatures, such as Wells describes them, sex would be forgotten, for both men and women would be united against these non-humans.
Fats has some funny ideas about nonhumans, but he’s a good-hearted sort, on the whole.
They bore some resemblance to the nonhumans of Tau Ceti’s first planet, having evidently evolved from a radially symmetric, star[-]fishlike form to a somewhat more specialized type with differentiated locomotive and prehensile appendages.
First, the word ‘alien’ seems all wrong. There are too many human beings involved. Gosseyn, human beings would not co-operate with nonhumans.
On Mars, the United Beings have had an equilateral democracy for so many hundreds of thousands of years that no idea of kings or nobles exist at all. But after all what can you expect of non-humans? Only an Ajax Calkins can be truly noble, and Ajax Calkins is a man.
I groaned at that thought and tried desperately to assure myself that Kathryn’s technical knowledge would keep her in the possession of a nonhuman.
A non-human on Earth without a passport, without a dossier in the hands of the department, without an approved reason for visiting Earth, would be as helpless as a bride without a ration book.
And oddly enough it also bothered him to occupy a post which earlier had served not a nonhuman such as Sssuri, whom he admired, but a humanoid whom he had been taught from childhood to avoid—if not fear.
Not that it mattered anyway. The Qwarm clan had often accepted assignments from nonhumans.
I didn’t know the Imperials were hiring non-humans.
Right now, I think that if you thought you were going to encounter nonhumans, you wouldn’t worry about having been captured…if they but gave you a little time to sate your curiosity.
For the first time the finals were not between two of the Guards Divisions. Instead, one team of nonhumans, from the XVIII Planetary Landing Force, would challenge the top-ranked men and women of the Third Guards Division.
‘Everyone’s human’, he blithely informs the Vulcan Spock, who urbanely replies on behalf of the film’s many eloquent nonhumans: ‘I find that remark insulting’.
I opened my mouth to contradict his humanocentric view of things, given the Heerii Drapsk had found the Rugheran homeworld and I, another non-Human, had already had a more-or-less successful encounter with a member of the species.
We need a framework for rights that can encompass nonhumans, and we need it as fast as possible.
Jared remembered that the Empee was trained to his BrainPal; it wouldn’t fire for a nonhuman.
See the note on the adjective form of "non-human" for more information.
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