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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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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