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1734, from Latin philanthropos, from Greek philanthropos "loving mankind" (see philanthropy).

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  • philanthrope is a peach: his manner all velvet and bloom, his words sweet juice, his heart of hearts a stone.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • With all this, he had a goodness of nature and disposition in so great a degree that he may be deservedly styled a philanthrope.

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    John Campbell, Baron Campbell

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