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  • v. Present participle of humanise.


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  • The Brown interview marks many claim a new phase in 'the Broon project': one his backroom staff have often been working on day and night with no visible result - namely the humanising of the coarse, dull, workaholic 'Broonman'.


  • Queen Elizabeth was, by the way, very uneasy with the new level of ideological imperialist zealotry formulated by people like Spenser, whether on ethical grounds or the practicalities of government- alienating subjects whose culture you are actively destroying as an in this sense being that you are 'humanising' them and their land- otherwise in their former or native state they are less than human.

    Dead heads and humanists

  • It is a full of the kind of humanising detail that would work well in a to camera piece but looks slightly strange on the printed page.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • When a film provides such an intimate portrait of so historically despised a character, inevitable arguments are raised against the "humanising" of such figures.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • They seem to be thinking in terms of "humanising" apartheid or


  • He knows he needs "humanising", and the only person in a position to do this plausibly is his wife.

    The Guardian World News

  • "humanising" your brands … and all you need to do is participate.

    Servant of Chaos

  • But while public remembrance is one of television's great humanising virtues and the images of aeroplanes dissolving into the World Trade Centre are as shocking now as they were 10 years ago, there has been something vaguely unsatisfying about most of the documentary programming.

    TV review: The Twins of the Twin Towers and George W Bush: The 9/11 Interview

  • There is something slightly defeatist – and ultimately de-humanising – in the view that classroom exchanges are inherently untrustworthy.

    A is for Authenticity « An A-Z of ELT

  • It totally smites the horror, the division, the hatreds, the separations of apartheid but it does so in a way that is benign and creative and humanising.

    Albie Sachs: 'I can't tell my son everything'


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