Origin of inhumanity
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Another 10 slaves threw themselves overboard in a display of defiance at the inhumanity.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Yet here we are, dispensing another dollop of inhumanity to some of the most troubled and despised people in America.The GOP’s Hidden Ban on Prison Abortions
December 13, 2014
She opted to stay, believing her exit would be a victory for the authors of the inhumanity she dedicated her life to exposing.Edward Snowden Should End His Cold War Tour, Come Home to America
June 25, 2013
This is a level of inhumanity that frankly boggles my mind and makes me ill.
And to the extent that we in America do not call our Israeli brothers and sisters on this inhumanity, we are complicit in it.
It is not humanity that disgusts us in the huge cities; it is inhumanity.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
It was not inhumanity, but fear of the knout that hurried him away.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
You accuse me of injustice—of what amounts to inhumanity—of cruelty?Strife (First Series Plays)
Then he sobered, for her inhumanity to Esther seemed to him incredible.The Prisoner
But that passion is consistent with narrowness, bigotry, inhumanity.The Legacy of Greece
- lack of humane qualities
- an inhumane act, decision, etc
Word Origin and History for inhumanity
late 15c., from French inhumanité (14c.) or directly from Latin inhumanitatem (nominative inhumanitas) "inhuman conduct, savageness," noun of quality from inhumanus (see inhuman).
And Man, whose heav'n-erected face
The smiles of love adorn,--
Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!
[Robert Burns, "Man was Made to Mourn," 1784]