n. living being; system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
In sociology, the social organism is theoretical concept in which a society or social structure is viewed as a "living being".
Sentence in Classic:
In the organism of states such men are necessary, as wolves are necessary in the organism of nature, and they always exist, always appear and hold their own, however incongruous their presence and their proximity to the head of the government may be.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The other made a gesture like someone who was dumb, as if he were struggling with some organism causing him trouble.
They did it as a standing horse paws with his foot, or as a man enjoys killing animals in sport: because ancient and departed necessities had impressed it on the organism.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context
Mary Jane, who was then a little girl in short clothes, was now the main prop of the household, for she had the organ in Haddington Road.
Fuller knowledge of the organization which produced such terrible results served to increase rather than to lessen the horror which it inspired in the minds of men.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
And up the slope into the old church went all the kings and queens of Denmark, hand in hand, all with their golden crowns; and the organ played and the fountains rustled.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
He demanded the appointment of another special commission to inquire into the question of the Native Tribes Organization Committee.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And Levin saw that the organization of all these details was by no means so easy as he had fancied before.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context