Definitions of humanity

  1. the quality of being humane
  2. the quality of being human; " he feared the speedy decline of all manhood"
  3. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings.
  4. Mankind collectively; the human race.
  5. The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.
  6. Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.
  7. The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles- letters.
  8. The nature peculiar to a human being: the kind feelings of man: benevolence: tenderness: mankind collectively:- pl. HUMANITIES, in Scotland, grammar, rhetoric, Latin, Greek, and poetry, so called from their humanizing effects: the preparatory course in Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries and some other institutions of learning.
  9. Nature of a human being; mankind; benevolence; mercy.
  10. Mankind collectively.
  11. The state of being humane; a humane act.
  12. Classical learning.
  13. The nature peculiar to man; mankind; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; benevolence; classical learning; classical literature; in Scotland, Latin. The humanities, grammar, rhetoric, the Latin and Greek languages, and poetry.
  14. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man; the human race; benevolence; mental cultivation befitting man; in Scot., one of the humanities- Latin, Greek, rhetoric, poetry, grammatical studies.

Usage examples for humanity

  1. You do it for his sake and your own, and for that of humanity." – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  2. I believe it holds a promise of great benefit to humanity. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  3. All study is full of it- most of all it lives in humanity." – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  4. Well- doing, he replied, is a passion as superior to that of love as humanity is superior to the individual creature. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  5. Then I stepped forward from the rest and said, Lord, if, as thou hast taught us, the woman is the highest form of humanity, and the last to be assumed, how comes it that Thou, the Christ, art still in the lower form of man? – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  6. That is my religion of humanity. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  7. That is a song of all the secrets of humanity and of the desert too. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  8. Thou deservest well of humanity. – Leo XIII., the Great Leader by Rev. A. P. Doyle
  9. They arrived safely at Port Plata at eleven o'clock that night, and were received with great kindness and humanity. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  10. In consequence of fallen humanity, there are evils which we call necessary evils. – History and Ecclesiastical Relations of the Churches of the Presbyterial Order at Amoy, China by J. V. N. Talmage
  11. It was a thought and a hope as old as humanity, and as generous as old. – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  12. It is also a question of the humanity of the future. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  13. " That child should be in bed," said Priscilla, with a severity born of her anxiety lest, to calm him, humanity should force her to put up her veil. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  14. After all, he said, humanity seemed everywhere to be pretty safe, and pretty much the same. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  15. I despair of humanity, I despair of the war, I despair of myself. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  16. And humanity is calling. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  17. We beseech thee, therefore, to admit us within thy doors, and Allah will reward thy humanity." – The Pacha of Many Tales by Captain Frederick Marryat
  18. What a blessed thing is humanity! – The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit by Richard Harris
  19. Humanity of the past and present is not final but progressive. – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder