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The earth considered as the source of all its living beings and natural features.
the natural world, the living world, mother nature, creation, the world, the environment, the earth, the universe, the cosmos, natural forcesView synonyms
- ‘My vision now is to live in a world in which we honor each other and Mother Earth.’
- ‘How could Native Americans living in balance with nature and respecting Mother Earth have so wantonly slaughtered game?’
- ‘The earth cracked and trembled in pain and Mother Earth cried out to Jove for help.’
- ‘A common slogan among protesters is ‘Gaia told me to do it,’ Gaia being the Earth Goddess, or Mother Earth.’
- ‘Take an inventory of what kind of an impact your life has on Mother Earth - your own personal ecological footprint.’
- ‘Indeed if we are vigilant we can see that this world is made up of the natural laws of grace and fluidity, the essence of Mother Earth.’
- ‘According to the seasons, the polar caps on Mars wax and wane, as breathtaking a sight, in the course of the Martian year, as it is on Mother Earth.’
- ‘From time immemorial, man has learnt to extract this precious metal from Mother Earth.’
- ‘This photo illustrates mankind's wanton disregard for Mother Earth.’
- ‘Finally, we're hearing an awful lot about Mother Earth and the fearsome power of nature.’
- ‘Here's a chance to do something good for Mother Earth!’
- ‘The people of Bastar revere their heroes and worship Mother Earth for her life-sustaining bounty.’
- ‘Their motivation is to protect Mother Earth and keep the land open and natural for plants and animals.’
- ‘Those rituals involved animal sacrifice and blood offerings to Mother Earth.’
- ‘Just to clarify the issue, Dobson goes on to condemn Earth Day as a pagan celebration of Mother Earth.’
- ‘If we could only have a perfect world, and truly abolish poverty, Mother Earth would be a paradise.’
- ‘They would pack tents, makeshift sleeping bags and simple foods, then set out to reconnect with Mother Earth.’
- ‘Most of the wood is from recycled or sustainably harvested sources, making less impact on Mother Earth.’
- ‘Is there any short-term profit to be made in saving Mother Earth?’
- ‘Subconsciously I can feel myself apologising to Mother Earth and asking what we did wrong to upset her and to spare us further damage.’
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