Origin of philanthropic
Examples from the Web for philanthropically
They are in evil case, and you are philanthropically anxious to assist them.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. II (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
I pledge you, my friend; our last glass shall be philanthropically quaffed,—'All fools, and may their money soon be parted!'Paul Clifford, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
So Bozen philanthropically staked a new claim near the stranger, apart from the main party.Romance of California Life|John Habberton
He was a delightful specimen of an uncle, too, for he would spend his money philonepotically as well as philanthropically.Fragments of an Autobiography|Felix Moscheles
The conversation had been purely a needy friend and a philanthropically inclined woman.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
1789, from French philanthropique (18c.), from Greek philanthropikos (adj.), from philanthropia "humanity, benevolence, kindliness" (see philanthropy). Related: Philanthropical; philanthropically (1787).