• Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
    Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj humane showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement
    • adj humane marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
    • adj humane pertaining to or concerned with the humanities "humanistic studies","a humane education"
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One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown...
Adaptation of the human form Adaptation of the human form
The Little Folks Humane Society The Little Folks Humane Society
Druids prepare to make a human sacrifice Druids prepare to make a human sacrifice
First Page of the Speculum Humanæ Salvationis First Page of the Speculum Humanæ Salvationis

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva
    • Humane Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent. "Of an exceeding courteous and humane inclination."
    • Humane Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.
    • Humane Pertaining to man; human.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water
    • humane Of or pertaining to man; human. See human, a.
    • humane Profane; secular. See human, a., 2.
    • humane Having the feelings and inclinations proper to man; having tenderness, compassion, and a disposition to treat other human beings and the lower animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.
    • humane Tending to humanize or refine: applied to the elegant or polite branches of literature, especially philology, rhetoric, poetry, and the study of the ancient classics. See humanity, 5.
    • humane Synonyms Humane, Merciful; tender, tender-hearted, kind-hearted, compassionate, sympathetic. Humane differs from the ordinary use of merciful in that it expresses active endeavors to find and relieve suffering, and especially to prevent it, while merciful expresses the disposition to spare one the suffering which might be inflicted. The good Samaritan was humane; Shylock should have been merciful; the Royal Humane Society; a merciful judge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
    • adj Humane hū-mān′ having the feelings proper to man: kind: tender: merciful
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  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
    “The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.”
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “It is impossible to underrate human intelligence -- beginning with one's own.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    “Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.”
  • Vaclav Havel
    “The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “To make men Socialists is nothing, but to make Socialism human is a great thing.”
  • Germaine Greer
    “Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.”


To err is human, to forgive divine - This idiom is used when someone has done something wrong, suggesting that they should be forgiven.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. humanus,: cf. F. humain,. See Human


In literature:

And as he slid the barrel free, he became the first human being ever to see the Nipe.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
For they have faith in humanity and want to give it spiritual sight.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
Physical Analysis of the Human Breath.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Just because a man realises that the will of God is supreme over all the earth, he rebels against all forms of human despotism.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Indeed, the human mind is the very idea or knowledge of the human body.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
This same self-consciousness is the inconvenience and the great glory of human life.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Consequently, our present human societies have arisen since this catastrophe.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
Dammit, humans and Traiti had been at war for years, and he was human in everything but the past day's experiences!
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
We need to cast off the yoke of human opinion and cultivate the individual judgment.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
The best way to learn how to write human interest stories is to study human interest stories.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde

In poetry:

"Come unto me!" Ah, gentlest word
E'er breathed in human ear!
"I am thy Savior and thy Lord;
Dear child, thou need'st not fear.
"Come Unto Me" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
No eye beheld when William plunged
Young Edmund in the stream,
No human ear but William's heard
Young Edmund's drowning scream.
"Lord William" by Robert Southey
Ah! reign, wherever man is found!
My spouse, beloved and divine!
Then I am rich, and I abound,
When every human heart is thine.
"The Triumph Of Heavenly Love Desired" by William Cowper
Yes! my Beloved, to my sight
Shows a sweet mixture, red and white:
All human beauties, all divine,
In my Beloved meet and shine.
"Hymn 75" by Isaac Watts
Around the mighty master came
The marvels which his pencil wrought,
Those miracles of power whose fame
Is wide as human thought.
"Raphael" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The snows crept down the mountain,
The flowers crept up the slope,
Till they seemed to meet and mingle,
Like human fear and hope.
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — where big questions help you to explore the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.
Honoree Tom Hanks, left, Rita Wilson and Colin Hanks attend The Elie Wiesel Foundation For Humanity's Arts for Humanity Gala on Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 in New York.
TheDallas Institute of Humanities and Culturehas announced that the 2012 recipient of its $50,000 Hiett Prize in the Humanities is Dr. Elizabeth Samet,an English professor at theU.
Saratoga Springs Accounts Commissioner John Franck on Tuesday intends to call for a vote to fire Joseph Lattanzio, the human resource director from Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC, according to the City Council's preliminary agenda.
But now, scientists with the Human Microbiome Project have completed the first microbial map of healthy humans.
) Goblins were once human, and now that they are changed operate under different rules than humans.
One study found that dogs have learned to follow human cues so well, they're easily influenced by what their human owners want – even if it's not to their benefit.
While D'Arcy and I volunteer a lot of our time at the Lexington Humane Society, we have also been visiting and fostering for the Woodford Humane Society as well (both very well run/great organizations).
Findings in mice suggest RNA found in human sperm might also affect human inheritance.
Jerry Quigley Ecolab Mcdonough Plant 600 Plant Manager along with Penny Jones Human Resource Rep and Carla Smith Corporate Human Resource Rep have all violated my rights and have wrongfully violated their own company handbook policies.
The Virtual Human Body App includes lifelike depictions of 11 systems of the human body .
A human rights group says Nigerian security forces and the radical Islamist sect , Boko Haram, likely committed crimes against humanity during their fighting across the country's Muslim north.
The 5 Best Books of 2010 for Staying Human in a Post-Human World.
The exhibit features actual human bodies and organs with informational displays about human anatomy.
Humanity – the sole endeavor of sanctity in every man, the moribund symphony serenading in all perceptions, the extinct deference suggestive of life-humanity.

In science:

However, before that lanl:Human is considered legal according to Ψ, p may have to check to see if the lanl:Human is lanl:locatedAt the same lanl:University of some previously encountered lanl:Human.
Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks
Now that human movement is mainly shaped by the underlying street structure, human traveling behavior would have little effect on movement patterns.
Agent-based Simulation of Human Movement Shaped by the Underlying Street Structure
Keywords: Market Efficiency, Human Pattern Recognition, Machine/Human Interfaces, Technical Analysis, Video Games.
Is It Real, or Is It Randomized?: A Financial Turing Test
Human game-play entropy: The behavior of human players in massive multiplayer online (MMO) games is unpredictable.
Random Numbers in Scientific Computing: An Introduction
If the goal of the process is to obtain descriptions that appear visually “correct” to humans, then presumably it is necessary to take considerations of human perception into account when choosing these functions.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision