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  • nounanthropoid
  • nounorder of mammals
  • nounarchbishop

synonyms for primates

  • ape
  • baboon
  • chimpanzee
  • gorilla
  • human
  • lemur
  • mammal
  • man
  • monkey
  • orangutan
  • hominoid
  • monkey
  • human
  • man
  • anthropoid
  • ape
  • orangutan
  • gibbon
  • chimpanzee
  • gorilla
  • brachiator
  • cercopithecoid
  • great ape
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The larger revenues of the primates, he said, were to be reduced respectively to the amounts of 10,000 and 8000 per annum.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Very few of the Primates, except the rock and cliff-inhabiting baboons, ever made this great venture.
THE NEW STONE AGE IN NORTHERN EUROPEJOHN M. TYLER
On his arrival there, Byron was visited by the Primates and officers of the place, who offered him their good offices.
BYRONRICHARD EDGCUMBE
Not only were the Primates and Mavrocordato affected on the occasion, but the poorest citizen felt that he had lost a friend.
BYRONRICHARD EDGCUMBE
This alludes to a foregoing enumeration of the seven families of Primates headed by the Anthropini containing man alone.
APHORISMS AND REFLECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF T. H. HUXLEYTHOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
He was an exception among the series of English primates, being of German origin.
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CANTERBURY [2ND ED.].HARTLEY WITHERS
Men of imperial mould; Nature's primates, head and shoulders above other men, born to take the lead.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF JOSHUAWILLIAM GARDEN BLAIKIE
I send this by the primates of this island, who carry a letter to your lordship offering their services.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS, LORD COCHRANE, TENTH EARL OF DUNDONALD, VOL. IITHOMAS LORD COCHRANE
This animal belongs to the order Primates, which includes man, the apes, and the lemurs.
ON THE GENESIS OF SPECIESST. GEORGE MIVART
In all these important anatomical features our human organism agrees with that of all the other primates: man is a true primate.
THE RIDDLE OF THE UNIVERSE AT THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURYERNST HAECKEL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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