[ noun ] (zoology) the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
Used in print(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
The gentle whir of each footstep left him more naked than before , until he felt his unprotected flesh tremble , chilled by each new sound .
The shapes of the men ahead of him lacked solidity , as if the whip had stripped them of their very flesh .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
He had had the need to understand what life lurked behind the mask of flesh , behind the oath , the banter , the sadness .
He felt the sweetness of pity flood through him , veining his very flesh .(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
his quill drawings had a scratchiness , suggesting skin texture ; the clay he used plastically to suggest soft moving flesh , as in an abdomen , in a reclining torso ; the wax he smoothed_over to give the body surface an elastic pull .
[ noun ] alternative names for the body of a human being
"Leonardo studied the human body" "he has a strong physique" "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
Used in print(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
But He set a bound to his [ state of ] sin , by interposing death , and thus causing sin to cease , putting an end to it by the dissolution of the flesh , which should take_place in the earth , so_that man , ceasing at_length to live in sin , and dying to it , might live to God '' .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
His appearance as Lizzy evokes not amusement but horror in the audience ; it is a spectacle absolutely painful , an epiphany of the suffering flesh unredeemed by spirit , untouched by any spirit other_than abasement and humiliation .
The horrifying humor , the specifically sexual embarrassment of the joke gone_wrong , the monstrous image of the fat man dressed_up as a whore dressing_up as a baby ; the epiphany of that quivering flesh ; the bringing_together around it of the secret liaison between indolent , mindless sensuality and sharp , shrewd talent , cleverness with an occasional touch of genius ( which , however , does not know `` how to attack the problem of suffering '' ) ; the miraculous way in which music , revelation and death are associated in a single instant - all this seems a triumph of art , a rather desperate art , in itself ; beyond itself , also , it evokes numerous and distant resonances from the entire body of Mann 's work .(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Inside , as_soon_as Mr._Skopas had disclosed - in a hoarse whisper - the detective 's errand , his family gathered in a huddle , forming a mass of dark flesh on and around a brocaded sofa which stood at one side of a baroque fireplace .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
David_Cortlandt was tired beyond almost the limits of his flesh .