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Word: humane

Definition: marked by kindness or consideration; kind and compassionate; humanitarian


Sentences Containing 'humane'

Silent, humane, indispensable in hospital and prison, using his art equally among assassins and victims, he was a man apart.
While my townsmen and women are devoted in so many ways to the good of their fellows, I trust that one at least may be spared to other and less humane pursuits.
But already a change is taking place, owing, not to an increased humanity, but to an increased scarcity of game, for perhaps the hunter is the greatest friend of the animals hunted, not excepting the Humane Society.
Not that I am less humane than others, but I did not perceive that my feelings were much affected.
We can not but pity the boy who has never fired a gun; he is no more humane, while his education has been sadly neglected.
No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which holds its life by the same tenure that he does.
It is hoped that the Calhoun Company will show, by its humane and protective treatment of its laborers, that its method is the most profitable for both planter and negro; and it is believed that a general adoption of that method will then follow.
It is hoped that no ties of friendship or humane consideration will induce you to conceal the truth.''
He did not seem to think that he at all deserved a medal from the Humane and Magnanimous Societies.
I am horror-struck at this antemosaic, unsourced existence of the unspeakable terrors of the whale, which, having been before all time, must needs exist after all humane ages are over.
But most humble though he was, and far from furnishing an example of the high, humane abstraction; the Pequod's carpenter was no duplicate; hence, he now comes in person on this stage.

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