Definition of fellow creature in English:

fellow creature


  • Another animal or person considered in relation to oneself.

    ‘I felt horrified that we could treat our fellow creatures in such ways’
    • ‘These teachers lack the very foundation of compassion: the ability to see their pupils as fellow creatures exactly like themselves.’
    • ‘Factory farming has no rules, no codes of honor, no little decencies to spare for a fellow creature.’
    • ‘If you've ever looked into the eyes of a chimp or gorilla there's no denying that lurch of recognition for a fellow creature capable of complex thoughts.’
    • ‘Cows are innocent herbivores that would never knowingly consume the rendered remains of their fellow creatures.’
    • ‘Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now.’
    • ‘I was brought up understanding that there were certain considerations to be extended to all fellow creatures.’
    • ‘And we all wonder at the people who could inflict so much suffering on fellow creatures.’
    • ‘The company of one's fellow creatures was always the point of the public house.’
    • ‘It is the nature of humans to help their fellow creatures.’
    • ‘The killing of fellow creatures of the earth should not be done in a spirit of festivity.’