mankind

[ man-kahynd for 1; man-kahynd for 2 ]SEE DEFINITION OF mankind
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MANKIND

Humanity hungers for international peace, and we crave it with all mankind.

Can it have better recommendations to ninety-nine hundredths of mankind?

Are we nearing the light—a day of freedom and of peace for all mankind?

His countrymen were the first to press steam into the active service of mankind.

They are the great problem of mankind; they rend the heart with pity.

There is no sect which does not claim more than all mankind can claim.

Yates had one receipt for making the acquaintance of all mankind.

I never saw a girl of her age bid fairer to be the sport of mankind.

Mankind makes much of the Book because the Book makes much of mankind.

Viewed only as a masterpiece of human life it might well be the despair of mankind.

WORD ORIGIN

"the human race," c.1300, earlier man-kende (early 13c.), from man (n.) + kind (n.). Replaced Old English mancynn "human race." Also used occasionally in Middle English for "male persons" (late 14c.), but otherwise preserving the original gender neutrality of man (n.). For "menfolk, the male sex," menkind (late 14c.) and menskind (1590s) have been used.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MANKIND

humanity

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