flesh has definitions from the fields of zoology,botany
[ 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 .

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[ 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 .

[ noun ] (botany,zoology) a soft moist part of a fruit



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plant_tissue parenchyma pulp