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  • n. The property of being humane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being humane; tenderness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)


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  • Not the least out-of-the-ordinary feature of this novel, with its piercing questions about humanity and humaneness, is the way it affectingly moves past gothic shudders to a wrenchingly desolate ending.

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  • Since nursing involves one human being helping another, the notion of humaneness has been associated traditionally with nursing.

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  • The government of Canada on Monday defended the "humaneness" of seal-hunting and rejected efforts to outlaw the practice, after a European Parliament committee voted to ban the import of seal products.

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  • No doubt loyalty and trustworthiness were integral to the Confucian ethic, but equally important were more universal ethical prescriptions such as humaneness

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  • And now we learn why the President's "humaneness" directive is no obstacle to the use of such grotesque techniques.


  • In their project, the terms "humaneness" and "humankind" are meant to capture ideas that have been gaining traction in the business world for several years. - News

  • The premise laid out by John C. Camillus and Bopaya Bidanda in the "Business of Humanity" project is that strategies guided by concepts they define as "humaneness" and "humankind" lead to superior economic performance and enduring value. - News

  • The Canadian government responded with an ardent defense of the "humaneness" of seal-hunting and rejected efforts to outlaw the practice.

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  • Rarely does Kant explain perfect duties to oneself in terms of virtues, such as humaneness, uprightness, or chastity, which one ought to cultivate (MM 6: 443; C 27: 459 “ 60; V 27: 638, 699).

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  • As I have said, every convict testified to the humaneness of Warden

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