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Humaneness   Listen

The quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals).

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"Humaneness" Quotes from Famous Books

... contribution to the political thought of his day lies in his criticism of the humaneness of legislative proposals. A thing that is human is commonly a very different matter from a thing that is merely humanitarian. G.K.C. is hotly human ...
— G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study • Julius West

... of my father in these articles on the first supporters of the anti-vivisection movement will not be thought unbecoming. I see no reason why I should not testify in these pages to the unswerving adhesion he brought to the cause of humaneness both towards men and women as well as towards animals, and the wise counsel he afforded to the pioneers ...
— Great Testimony - against scientific cruelty • Stephen Coleridge

... muskets. Winifred herself was one of those flowers into which excellent family trees break occasionally—flowers so lovely that no excellence of the tree seems enough to account for them. If she had any core of aristocratic coldness, it was so overlaid by a sweet humaneness, a frank generosity of impulse, that no one would have known it. If she had been a man, to have a valet, she would have been a ...
— Stories by American Authors, Volume 9 • Various

Words linked to "Humaneness" :   humane, creature, animate being, fauna, quality, humanity, mercy, inhumaneness, mercifulness, inhumane, animal, brute, beast

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