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Are not quacks then, whom we know, better than the doctors who put on an air of humaneness?

Religion does not generate sense, logic, or humaneness in the mind of Society.

He is the epitome of mildness, the incarnation of humaneness.

So when his desire is the virtue of humaneness, and he attains it, how shall he then be covetous?

We must be humane; humaneness is not only beautiful, but also advantageous to us.

His reply, which I believe has never as yet been published, redounds to his immortal fame as a man of fortitude and humaneness.

Humanism is humaneness based where Socrates and Plato based it, on knowledge, understanding and intelligence.

It adds to family and the men's house a powerful agency in maintaining at least the possibility of humaneness and sympathy.

He wrote an open letter to Hauptmann, to the author whom among Germans he chiefly honored for goodness and humaneness.

The humaneness shown by the Swedes to the Jews was avenged by the inhumanity of the Poles.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., variant of human (cf. german/germane, urban/urbane), used interchangeably with it until early 18c., by which time it had become a distinct word with sense of "having qualities befitting human beings." But inhuman still can be the opposite of humane. The Royal Humane Society (founded 1774) was originally to rescue drowning persons. Such societies had turned to animal care by late 19c.

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