instinct


instinct
01. Do geese know the way to go when they fly south by [instinct], or do they sometimes get lost?
02. Some dogs have a natural [instinct] to help someone who is hunting.
03. Elite athletes almost seem to know by [instinct] what to do in their chosen sport.
04. Many animals seem to have an [instinct] that tells them when an earthquake is going to occur.
05. 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.
06. Joan has a natural [instinct] for what will sell when we receive a new clothing line.
07. Soldiers must overcome their [instinct] to flee when danger approaches.
08. She [instinctively] knew something was wrong when her son arrived home from school.
09. Chickens will [instinctively] peck a weak bird to death.
10. It is an [instinctive] reaction to caress a baby when it is crying.
11. The detective followed his [instincts], and soon found the killer.
12. Males have a natural [instinct] to seek out females in order to reproduce, unless of course, they are homosexuals.
13. Humans are generally free of [instincts] and must rely on symbols to adapt and survive.
14. The [instinct] to survive is so strong that people will do almost anything necessary to keep living.
15. 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.
16. Freud maintained that our behavior is governed by [instinctual] drives, such as the sexual drive.
17. Studies show that chimpanzees will [instinctively] eat plants they usually avoid when these plants are necessary for treating an illness.
18. I read somewhere that camels [instinctively] know the limit of their endurance, and will refuse to move beyond it.
19. George Santayana observed that the diseases which destroy a man are no less natural than the [instincts] which preserve him.
20. 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."
21. Stanley Baldwin once stated, "I would rather trust a woman's [instinct] than a man's reason."
22. 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.
23. Cicero suggested that the wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity, and the brute by [instinct].
24. An Irish proverb holds that [instinct] is stronger than upbringing.

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