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Example Sentences for "instinct"

Elite athletes almost seem to know by instinct what to do in their chosen sportDo geese know the way to go when they fly south by instinct, or do they sometimes get lost?

Some dogs have a natural instinct to help someone who is hunting.

Elite athletes almost seem to know by instinct what to do in their chosen sport.

Many animals seem to have an instinct that tells them when an earthquake is going to occur.

My first instinct when asked if I thought he was capable of murder was to say no, but after thinking about it for a while, I'm no longer sure.

Joan has a natural instinct for what will sell when we receive a new clothing line.

Soldiers must overcome their instinct to flee when danger approaches.

She instinctively knew something was wrong when her son arrived home from school.

Chickens will instinctively peck a weak bird to death.

It is an instinctive reaction to caress a baby when it is crying.

The detective followed his instincts, and soon found the killer.

Males have a natural instinct to seek out females in order to reproduce, unless of course, they are homosexuals.

Humans are generally free of instincts and must rely on symbols to adapt and survive.

The instinct to survive is so strong that people will do almost anything necessary to keep living.

Some people believe that the close relationship between a parent and child is instinctual, and that society is to blame if the relationship is not good.

Freud maintained that our behavior is governed by instinctual drives, such as the sexual drive.

Studies show that chimpanzees will instinctively eat plants they usually avoid when these plants are necessary for treating an illness.

I read somewhere that camels instinctively know the limit of their endurance, and will refuse to move beyond it.

George Santayana observed that the diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the instincts which preserve him.

Balzac wrote that Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.

Stanley Baldwin once stated, I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.

Will Cuppy once remarked that if an animal does something, we call it instinct; if we do the same thing for the same reason, we call it intelligence.

Cicero suggested that the wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity, and the brute by instinct.

An Irish proverb holds that instinct is stronger than upbringing.

Discussion question: Do you believe that women instinctively make better parents than men?


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