Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being humane; tenderness.

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  • noun The property of being humane.

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

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Examples

  • 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.

    Never Let Me Go: Summary and book reviews of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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

    Humanistic Nursing

  • 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.

    On Canadian Seal Hunting

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

    Japanese Confucian Philosophy

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

    Balkinization

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

    Balkinization

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

    Balkinization

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

    Balkinization

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

    Balkinization

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

    Balkinization

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