Origin of humane
Synonyms for humane
Antonyms for humane
Examples from the Web for humane
Contemporary Examples of humane
That is why I believe that you feel the value of this ethical and humane togetherness.Dear Turkish PM: It’s Time to Act to Save Kobani’s Kurds
October 8, 2014
“We have to be humane and we care about our patients but we are also not a prison,” the anonymous doctor said.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
It is framed, rightly so, as a painful act done in the service of being as humane and respectful as possible.Wendy Davis and the 'Good Abortion' Myth
September 10, 2014
The Humane Society is under attack by a PR firm that advises the American Kennel Association.
She says the Humane Society would like to enforce spay and neuter laws to the point where there would be no purebred dogs left.
Historical Examples of humane
Scott was too kind, too humane, to disappoint us, the crowd of human beings who find much of our happiness in dreams.Rob Roy, Volume 1., Illustrated
Sir Walter Scott
He spoke with peculiar asperity of Sprat, who had undoubtedly been the most humane and moderate member of the board.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
There are no conceivable ethical or religious interests and no humane goals or values that justify these things.Preaching and Paganism
Albert Parker Fitch
It is shorn of the honors, both of a humane and patriotic enterprise, and merged in the responsibility of a political misdemeanor.Abolition a Sedition
Geo. W. Donohue
I believe—nay, I know—that in general our officers and soldiers are humane.The Art of Public Speaking
Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Word Origin for humane
mid-15c., variant of human (cf. german/germane, urban/urbane), used interchangeably with it until early 18c., by which time it had become a distinct word with sense of "having qualities befitting human beings." But inhuman still can be the opposite of humane. The Royal Humane Society (founded 1774) was originally to rescue drowning persons. Such societies had turned to animal care by late 19c.