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Nature personified as a creative and controlling force affecting the world and humans.‘Mother Nature has 80 per cent control in putting out fires like this’→ nature
the natural world, the living world, mother nature, creation, the world, the environment, the earth, mother earth, the universe, the cosmos, natural forcesView synonyms
- ‘It was a breathtaking show, and full marks to Mother Nature for laying it on.’
- ‘Yet Mother Nature is selective with her gifts, apportioning no more than necessary.’
- ‘And, as with most outdoor performances, the artists are at the mercy of Mother Nature.’
- ‘People say that these statues are not human made but rather they were created by Mother Nature herself.’
- ‘On the Canso Peninsula, Mother Nature provides a landscape of rugged, natural beauty in any season.’
- ‘We must not use Mother Nature as our garbage collector for if we do we will eventually be consumed by our own refuse.’
- ‘Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something about meat eating?’
- ‘In any case, these teeth are replaced by a second lot, endowed by Mother Nature to last a lifetime if looked after.’
- ‘We now understand and value the reverence our ancestors had for Mother Nature in all her moods and seasons.’
- ‘We can now fly, go into space, go to the depths of the ocean but the one thing we can't do and probably will never be able to do is control Mother Nature.’
- ‘I looked out to behold a lovely yellow rose in full bloom, which is a tribute to Mother Nature rather than my own basic gardening techniques.’
- ‘After all, you are tricking Mother Nature by depriving your body of sleep.’
- ‘It's odd how often Mother Nature has the final say when it comes to gardening, despite the best efforts of the gardener.’
- ‘With your own set of wheels it is easy to explore the West Jutland region, an area that has been truly blessed by Mother Nature.’
- ‘You know, to see the wrath and the power of Mother Nature is a pretty awesome thing.’
- ‘Hasn't Mother Nature been looking after herself all these millions of years?’
- ‘Residents breathed a huge sigh of relief today after plans to mine coal under their village were scuppered by Mother Nature.’
- ‘As I have said, the one thing you can't do is beat Mother Nature.’
- ‘Neither party, however, could have foreseen the role that Mother Nature would play.’
- ‘No, I'm not a collector of random junk but a researcher studying how Mother Nature is responding to our climate.’
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