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beast in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeastbeast /biːst/ ●○○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 writtenHBAAL an animal, especially a large or dangerous oneβ–Ί see thesaurus at animal2 CRUEL old-fashioned someone who is cruel or unpleasant πŸ”Š You beast! Let go!3 something of a particular type or that has a particular quality – usually used humorously syn animal πŸ”Š A city at night is a very different beast.4 β†’ the beast in somebody
Examples from the Corpus
beastβ€’ They were thirsty and starving, vacant-eyed beasts with bellies bloated from hunger and protruding ribs.β€’ There are several images, which are clearly icons, showing isolated pillars with a pair of attendant heraldic beasts.β€’ For this whole business of killing, whether killing beasts or killing men, is supposed to be fraught with danger.β€’ The tribesmen assumed the names of beasts and in their rites wore animal masks.β€’ Philip has a real beast of a father.β€’ I'm lucky that beast didn't bite my arm off.β€’ He had a good scientific understanding and quickly dismissed the beast.β€’ The striped markings enable the beast to become invisible against a wide range of backgrounds by day or night.β€’ The beast also chased Etty Moorhen within an inch of her life.β€’ The El NiΓ±o weather pattern is an unpredictable beast.different beastβ€’ A health standard based on cost is a different beast.β€’ But Hawksmoor is a different beast.β€’ But it seems a different beast altogether now that I can ride on top.