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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhumanehu‧mane /hjuːˈmeɪn/ adjective  CRUELtreating people or animals in a way that is not cruel and causes them as little suffering as possible opp inhumane the campaign for the humane treatment of criminals a better, more humane worldhumanely adverb
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humaneHe represents the { new morality } founded on the natural goodness of man; he is tolerant and humane.First thing first: a humane agreement between two peoples who must live side by side.This has both humane and practical interest.No one would deny that music can embody great humane and religious themes.There the master is a humane aristocrat possessed of a fine library, progressive opinions and a patrician kindness.Animals are now raised in more humane conditions.What is now plain is that the best work has a deep capacity for humane, even spiritual insight.Imprisonment is not a humane form of punishment.French revolutionaries considered death by guillotine to be a more humane method of execution.Time passed and more humane, non-invasive methods of measuring blood pressure were devised.There was a humane royal government, Tudor or Stuart, to slow the thing down.more humaneOften an arrangement is accepted as being faster, more cost-effective and more humane.Whitehall's obsessive secrecy may have a more humane base than generally allowed, though that seems rather unlikely.He had a more humane kinda approach.The design trend called New Urbanism or Neo-Traditional development argues for a more humane, pedestrian-friendly approach.White women say in the polls that they want more humane politics.And the Communists were no more humane toward their prisoners than their oppressors had been toward them.It was also the result of mounting pressure from the late 1870s for more humane treatment of the aged.This is only a temporary solution and there have been many attempts to organise more humane working systems.
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