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Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
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See also créature, and creäture

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Etymology

Existing since Middle English in the original sense of “a created thing”, borrowed via Old French from Late Latin creatura, from creare.[1]

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Noun

Singular
creature

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  1. A created thing, whether animate or inanimate.
  2. Anything created or not self-existent.
  3. A living being that moves of its own volition.
  4. An animal or human.
  5. A being subservient to or dependent upon another.
    In order to remind the Kapos they were just his creatures, the concentration camp commandant regularly gave one of them an arbitrary lashing on the bare; any willfullness meant replacing by a new, humbler creature

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  1. ^ The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]

Italian

Noun

creature f.

  1. Plural form of creatura.

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