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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of compassion or consideration for others (people or animals).

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  • Since nursing involves one human being helping another, the notion of humaneness has been associated traditionally with nursing.
  • And now we learn why the President's "humaneness" directive is no obstacle to the use of such grotesque techniques.
  • No doubt loyalty and trustworthiness were integral to the Confucian ethic, but equally important were more universal ethical prescriptions such as humaneness
  • The Canadian government responded with an ardent defense of the "humaneness" of seal-hunting and rejected efforts to outlaw the practice. for more
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