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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n humaneness the quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals)
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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

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
    • n humaneness The quality of being humane; tenderness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In rural areas, there are more insects in 1 square mile than there are humans on earth
    • n Humaneness kindness: tenderness
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  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    “In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”
  • James Allen
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of effort is the measure of the results.”
  • Edward Hoagland
    “In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.”
  • Jack Kerouac
    Jack Kerouac
    “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.”


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


In literature:

Can we, as human beings, regard a human society as admirable because it is successful, stable, numerous?
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
Some of the apes are most intelligent and human, and, as allies to man, are more desirable than certain of the human savages.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
By this means, the human race is undoubtedly being weakened, human life shortened, and diseases multiplied.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
I'm trying to comfort you, and slap you on the back and tell you you are just human and all humans make false steps.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
They are human beings, and they want human things.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
Religion has rather appeared a human enterprise, an organization of human life, an experience, a social bond, and an inspiration.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
And out of this mysterious quality, whatever it be, arise the higher relations of human life, the higher modes of human obligation.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
He had an opportunity which no human, except the Mentorians, had ever had; which perhaps no human would ever have again.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
War is peculiarly human.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
This being the primary fact of human existence, her education is the first work in human progress.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver

In poetry:

He is not deaf to human praise,
When human praises are sincere;
He turns not to the lowliest lays
Of humble souls a careless ear:
O no! Devotion's sainted tone
Is met with welcome at His throne.
"Acceptable Worship" by John Bowring
And I have learned to read the face
Of many a rude yet kindly tar;
So loves the human eye to trace
The lines of brotherhood afar;
So longs the human heart to love
Something, beneath, around, above.
"The Oceanides XII" by Mary Jane Jewsbury
Yet Thou art true whate'er betide;
Thy heart o'er human woe doth melt;
For men of every race Christ died,
And, as a zone, Thy love would belt
All human kind from pole to pole
Into one grand, harmonious whole.
"Father Of Universal Man" by Joseph Horatio Chant
He wept to think a tar of his
Should lean so gracefully on posts,
He sighed and sobbed to think of this,
On foreign, French, and friendly coasts.
"It's human natur', p'raps - if so,
Oh, isn't human natur' low!"
"Babette's Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Shamelessly scoffed the mockers' serpent-band
"A dream that but prescription can admit
Dost dread? Where now thy God's protecting hand,
(The sick world's Saviour with such cunning planned),
Borrowed by human need of human wit?"
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller
I was human, very human, and if in the days misspent
I have injured man or woman, it was done without intent.
If at times I blundered blindly—bitter heart and aching brow—
If I wrote a line unkindly—I am sorry for it now.
"The Last Review" by Henry Lawson

In news:

I was shocked how the human race can go from bed to bed, and hurt everyone around it, including the kids.
If you are interested in adopting him or any of his friends, call the Humane Society of Wichita County at 855-4941 or visit be
The Humane Society's hours are 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday and 1- 4 pm Sunday.
The fact that love exists between two people of the same sex does not diminish the strength of this essential human emotion between them.
For Romney, Olympics ' Affirm Humanity'.
For thousands of years, we (humans) have been making feeble attempts to control old mother nature.
Oklahoma Commission on Human Services is scheduled to discuss and possibly vote today on the future of two state-run centers for the developmentally disabled, one of which is Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid.
I don't think the preservation ordinance was meant to protect sidewalks and not human health.
CopyrightThe Humane Society of the U.S. Closely confined pigs at a factory farm operation.
The image is a frame grab from a video shot undercover by the Humane Society.
Officials put spotlight on efforts to reduce human trafficking in Florida.
Oklahoma's Commission on Human Services is meeting with a retired Tennessee official as the commission searches for a new director of the Department of Human Services.
Ponder, for a moment, the first human being who ever ate an egg, sitting there, around his campfire, or in his cave, or wherever primitive humans hung out.
The animal was not presented for slaughter for human consumption, and never posed a risk to the food supply or human health.
The next big and murderous human pandemic , the one that kills us in millions, will be caused by a new disease-new to humans, anyway, so says the author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Pandemic , David Quammen.

In science:

In psychometrics and human cognition, social intelligence clearly sets these other agents as other humans.
On the influence of intelligence in (social) intelligence testing environments
Naur’s "programming as a human activity" with the hard core of programming as development of "a certain kind of [human] understanding" (p. 86).
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
Paper has proposed that these worlds are prepared by human but we want to be maximum formal in paper and therefore we will define the set of tested worlds in such a way that it would not depend on human’s choice.
Comparison between the two definitions of AI
The LIGO end and mid-station buildings (which have little human activity) are designed to keep all humans at least 5 meters from the end test masses during normal operations.
Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors
The first hint at the analogy that the mechanisms of our thinking are quantum mechanic in nature comes from the fact that the retina of the human eye, being a component of the human brain, is capable of registering several photons (light quanta) [3,4].
Schrodinger's cat and the problem of two cultures