He was inclined to like her better for what he would have called her humanness.
Their artistry was high, but he denied the worthwhileness of artistry when divorced from humanness.
But humanness cannot exist apart from human beings, any more than heaviness apart from the heavy object.
They could see nothing but the humanness of a situation, the need existing.
He looked apprehensively around him; he felt overjoyed at the sight of the humanness of Delly.
Being a partner touches the imagination and wakes the man's humanness up.
Evidently his tersely told story of brotherly sacrifice has touched the "humanness" of that strangely-mixed audience.
So Bella was fain to turn outward in search of nurturing matter whereon to feed her humanness.
Here was a human soul that, save for the most glimmering of contacts, was beyond the humanness of me.
But even Angelico had his passionately human side, though it was only the humanness of a nice child.
mid-15c., humain, humaigne, from Old French humain, umain (adj.) "of or belonging to man" (12c.), from Latin humanus "of man, human," also "humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized," probably related to homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (cf. Hebrew adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with Old Lithuanian zmuo (accusative zmuni) "man, male person."
As a noun, from 1530s. Its Old English cognate guma (from Proto-Germanic *guman-) survives only in disguise in bridegroom. Related: Humanness. Human rights attested by 1680s; human being by 1690s. Human relations is from 1916; human resources attested by 1907, American English, apparently originally among social Christians and drawn from natural resources.