American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Humans considered as a group; the human race.
- n. The condition or quality of being human.
- n. The quality of being humane; benevolence.
- n. A humane characteristic, attribute, or act.
- n. The languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome; the classics.
- n. Those branches of knowledge, such as philosophy, literature, and art, that are concerned with human thought and culture; the liberal arts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being human; human character or nature.
- n. Mankind collectively; the human race.
- n. The character of being humane; consideration for the sensibilities of others, and sympathy with their needs or suffering; kindness; benevolence; a disposition to relieve distress, whether of men or of animals, and to treat all creatures kindly.
- n. Politeness; civility.
- n. Learning or literature of a merely human or secular kind: opposed to divinity: generally in the plural, with reference to the several branches of such literature, as philology, grammar, rhetoric, poetry, the study of the ancient classics, and the like. In Scotland, in the singular, applied to Latin and Latin literature alone: as, a professor of humanity.
- n. Mankind; human beings as a group.
- n. The human condition or nature.
- n. The quality of being benevolent.
- n. Humane traits of character; humane qualities or aspects.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.
- n. Mankind collectively; the human race.
- n. The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.
- n. Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.
- n. The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters.
- n. the quality of being human
- n. the quality of being humane
- n. all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
- From Middle English humanitye, from Old French humanité, from Latin humanitas ("human nature, humanity, also humane conduct"), from humanus ("human, humane"); see human, humane. The interjection was first used ("Oh, the humanity!") by Herbert Morrison reporting on the Hindenburg disaster. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English humanite, from Old French, from Latin hūmānitās, from hūmānus, human; see human. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So really, the argument is whether one form of greed (profit motive) is better or worse than another form of greed (lust for power), both of which have been rampant forces of evil in humanity from the first moment one of our evolutionary ancestors figured out how to make a stone knife.”
“My faith in humanity is restored -- at least temporarily.”
“Seeing the good in humanity is a bit like good star gazing.”
“Whenever my faith in humanity is in danger of becoming restored, I am reminded that we are little more than evolved jackals and snakes.”
“The presence of God in humanity is a more difficult concept for me, since man is obviously capable of despicable evil, either individually or stamped with the imprimatur of the state.”
“Sex-distinction in humanity is so marked as to retard and confuse race-distinction, to check individual distinction, seriously to injure the race.”
“Still, the humanity is therestill honest, in one sense or another.”
“As it tops bestsellers 'lists, Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol, catapulted into the mainstream the frontier science he calls "Noetics," an area of active research for over twenty-five years, which he characterizes as humanity's best hope.”
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“When a child in the smaller family no longer asks his father to accede to his wishes, when he no more pleads with his father for his brother or his sister, then it will be time enough to inquire if, in the larger family which we call humanity, we may do without prayer.”
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