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humanity

(Humaneness), noun altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, charitableness, clemency, clementia, compassion, feeling, gentleness, good will, humanitas, kindheartedness, kindness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, sympathy, understanding, unselfishness
Associated concepts: crimes against humanity, humanitarian doctrine, humanitarian laws, last clear chance

humanity

(Mankind), noun generations of man, gens humana, hominum generis, homo sapiens, human beings, humankind, humanum genus, man, mortals, people, peooles of the earth, persons
Associated concepts: crimes against humanity
See also: benevolence, charity, clemency, consideration, goodwill, lenience, mortality, populace, population, tolerance, understanding
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This, and the savage treatment they received afterwards, is shocking to humanity, and too barbarous to relate.
Perhaps you laugh too, dear reader; but you know humanity comes out in a variety of strange forms now-a-days, and there is no end to the odd things that humane people will say and do.
Practically speaking, the opponents to a reform in Massachusetts are not a hundred thousand politicians at the South, but a hundred thousand merchants and farmers here, who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may.
He knew, himself, that he had done a noble and gracious thing, and was privately well pleased with his magnanimity; and that night he set the incident down in his diary, so that his son might read it in after years, and be thereby moved to deeds of gentleness and humanity himself.
May he continue to "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of God," that he may be increasingly serviceable in the cause of bleeding humanity, whether at home or abroad!
He is not a gallant man, but he is a very humane one; and this, considering Jane Fairfax's illhealth, would appear a case of humanity to him;and for an act of unostentatious kindness, there is nobody whom I would fix on more than on Mr.
She was perfectly disposed to make every allowance for the colonel's advanced state of life which humanity required.
Her appearance is changed greatly, her character much more so; and the person who is compelled, of necessity, to be her companion, will only sustain his affection hereafter by the remembrance of what she once was, by common humanity, and a sense of duty
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
Humanity and good policy conspire to dictate, that the benign prerogative of pardoning should be as little as possible fettered or embarrassed.
It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane.
I was a poet and a grand gentleman, I fell in love; I came in for countless millions and immediately devoted them to humanity, and at the same time I confessed before all the people my shameful deeds, which, of course, were not merely shameful, but had in them much that was "sublime and beautiful" something in the Manfred style.

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