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[mass noun] Used to emphasize that a person is a physical, living being with human emotions or frailties, often in contrast to something abstract, spiritual, or mechanical:‘the customer is flesh and blood, not just a sales statistic’[as modifier] ‘he seemed more like a creature from a dream than a flesh-and-blood father’
- ‘Sini explains that just because one is of nobility does not mean they are not mortal, flesh and blood, like everybody else.’
- ‘The phone is just a piece of metal, and my brother is flesh and blood.’
- ‘Rembrandt painted his women the way, I suppose, they really are: flesh and blood.’
- ‘It evokes a sense of wonder: is this man flesh and blood, like the rest of us?’
- ‘But this eternal suffering cannot be revealed to mortal ears of living flesh and blood.’
- ‘The tracks of dirt left by your feet now lie in a realm much greater than any human of flesh and blood, including you.’
- ‘In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood.’
- ‘Fortunately, the Australian people know their leaders are just flesh and blood and not a species without sin.’
- ‘But we looked again and saw that here was no phantom drinker but a man of flesh and blood.’
- ‘The technology is coming, he believes, and those who choose to remain flesh and blood will be left behind.’
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