Origin of humane
Examples from the Web for 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|Amy Zimmerman|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If a prisoner conducts himself properly, Captain Bradbury will treat him as humanely as he can under the circumstances.The Twin Hells|John N. Reynolds
General Cameron humanely sent a flag of truce inviting them to surrender honourably.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
The ancients, indeed, to secure what might be humanely termed a perpetuity to their laws and edicts, had them graven on brass.
Meanwhile it has been decided, humanely, not to break the news to the orang-utan himself until the weather gets cooler.
Upon the subject of slavery he thought much and wrote much and always earnestly and humanely.James Madison|Sydney Howard Gay
British Dictionary definitions for humanely
Word Origin for humane
Word Origin and History for humanely (1 of 2)
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.