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People watch night soaps because the genre allows them to believe in a world where people just react off their baser instincts.

At such a moment, the pilot has no resources other than his own instincts and experience.

So combining my journalistic and more creative instincts was the way to go.

He weighed only 185 pounds, but he had killer instincts and rabbit quickness and the stamina of a mule.

The problem is that his instincts are wrong, his timing is bad, his hand is heavy.

The arousing of the fundamental instincts of these human beings had, indeed, enormously emphasized the animal in them.

"Atavism can hardly explain a roaming animal with teeth and claws and sanguinary instincts," interrupted Maloney with impatience.

There were semi-savage native chiefs, and there were others, like Aguinaldo himself, with humane instincts.

Like other commonplace mortals, however, my instincts fight for the only solution of happiness I know anything about.

I was more than ready to take her place; you actually stirred my maternal instincts when you arrived, you looked so forlorn.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to instincts, such as: intuition, knack, talent, hunch, sentiment, and aptitude.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.