Origin of humane
Synonyms for humane
Antonyms for humane
Related Words for humanelydelicately, politely, helpfully, tenderly, sympathetically, generously, graciously, genially, affectionately, warmly, kindly, appreciatively, agreeably, carefully, cordially, courteously, well, benevolently, benignly, charitably
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Contemporary Examples of humanely
Fish in the Hudson, then humanely release the fish back into the wild.Michael Cera’s ‘true that’ Review: So Melancholy, So Cool, So Damn Long
August 13, 2014
We buy meat for ourselves that is humanely raised and butchered (when we can).Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
Historical Examples of humanely
He did not think of him humanely, as of a fellow-creature just escaped from the jaws of death.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
I've languished in this asylum atmosphere as long as humanely possible.
The doctor talked to him, oh, so sensibly and kindly and humanely!
"Certainly not, sir; by no means," cried the barber, humanely resentful.The Confidence-Man
Academically, he intended to be wise in Egyptology; humanely, simply one of the guards.My Life
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.