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Definitions of humanity

  1. Classical learning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. the quality of being human; "he feared the speedy decline of all manhood" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Mankind collectively; the human race. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The nature peculiar to a human being: the kind feelings of man: benevolence: tenderness: mankind collectively:-pl. HUMANITIES, in Scotland, grammar, rhetoric, Latin, Greek, and poetry, so called from their humanizing effects: the preparatory course in Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries and some other institutions of learning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Nature of a human being; mankind; benevolence; mercy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Mankind collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The state of being humane; a humane act. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The nature peculiar to man; mankind; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; benevolence; classical learning; classical literature; in Scotland, Latin. The humanities, grammar, rhetoric, the Latin and Greek languages, and poetry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man; the human race; benevolence; mental cultivation befitting man; in Scot., one of the humanities-Latin, Greek, rhetoric, poetry, grammatical studies. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for humanity

  1. You do it for his sake and your own, and for that of humanity – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  2. I believe it holds a promise of great benefit to humanity – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
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