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- n. The condition or quality of being human.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being human.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being human; humanity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being human
Their motives are being questioned, and their humanness is being put on trial in the court of public opinion.
Technology that fails to work or cooperate, or mocks one's humanness, is hard for me to take.
Stereotyping seems to me to have real-world uses, but our civility -- our "humanness" -- allows us to move past such things as race in day to day operations.
After all, you are a human being, and your humanness is a quintessential part of who you are.
What this says to me is that our humanness is a special part of creation, but that we ruin our uniqueness when we cut ourselves off from nature.
The Olympics exposes people of many cultures and traditions to each other, and helps people see that their humanness is a greater bond than their ideology or circumstances, however oppressive the country they come from.
But they're not laughing about the wider issues raised by the cross-species romp - ranging from the genetic humanization of other animals, to the way we treat our fellow apes, to the long-running debate over the definition of "humanness."
Ultimately, how we express our humanness is a cultural question.
Our genome has some admixture from viruses, yet such gene transfer has never called our humanness into question.
Indeed, at the press conference this afternoon, the director pointed out that he himself saw the quality of this film to be its "humanness".