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There was something deeply right and humane about it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Was it not possible to construct a more humane society than this? The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Their humane treatment of debtors was also notable. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Yet we deny people the right to die in a humane and dignified way. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is touching and funny and deeply humane. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These are not the actions of a humane society. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Off screen he campaigned for the humane treatment of dogs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Staff explained the manner in which they tried to carry out their duties in a humane way. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Their misery was intolerable and it should be illegal in a humane society. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He dismissed suggestions that the mutiny had been due to the "humane" treatment of prisoners. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)No humane society should allow it to continue. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is so brilliantly made and so deeply humane that you end up feeling better for having watched it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Surely these modern methods must be overlooked in favour of a more humane way of dealing with the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The most humane treatment is to expose the addict fully to the personal and family pain he is causing. Christianity Today (2000)He received a note from the defendant thanking him for the fair and humane treatment he had received in his court. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is so deeply humane that you'll feel better for watching it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It must have been messy, but it was probably a fairly humane way to kill people. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a biographical experiment, but a deeply humane and sensitive one. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To claim that hunting is the most humane way of killing foxes ignores the terror of the chase and the horror of the kill. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A humane society does not allow it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To this end they should support objective research to boost our knowledge of the science of supposedly humane killing, which is currently thin. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was just humane, and stringent, and it was right. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are strict standards for humane killing, animal care, housing and health. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To understand what's going on here, you really do need to watch this deeply humane film. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: humane ADJECTIVE
Humane people act in a kind, sympathetic way towards other people and animals.
She campaigned for humane treatment of the mentally ill.
Definition of humane from the Collins English Dictionary
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