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Difference between Call of nature and Call of the wild

call of nature

1. the urge to go and explore new (undeveloped) regions:

  • I felt the call of nature most strongly and began, like the citizens in Hardy’s poem, to “dream of the south and west.”

2. (euph.) is used of a need to go to the toilet:

  • He would suggest dropping in at the Monico, pretext a call of nature.

3. said of the natural desires and instincts:

  • You must expect George to start being interested in girls at his age. It’s the call of nature.

call of the wild— = call of nature 1:

  • Several times my father made an attempt to settle down, but the call of the wild would prove too strong.