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Humane (such invariably is the spelling of O. Edd., never human; as for the changeable accent, see the 1st article of the Appendix, 'Grammatical Observations') 1) pertaining to man, having the qualities of man: “h. law,” Lucr. 571. “h. sense,” Pilgr. 108. “hearing,” Tp. I, 2, 265. “shape,” Tp. I, 2, 265 “our h. generation,” III, 3, 33. “were I h.” V, 20. “h. reason,” Err. V, 189. “the h. mortals,” Mids. II, 1, 101 (as distinguished from the fairies who are mortal too). “h. skill,” II, 2, 119. “hanged for h. slaughter,” Merch. IV, 1, 134. “to set her before your eyes h. as she is,” As V, 2, 74 (as a human being of flesh and blood). “our h. actions,” Wint. III, 2, 30. “reason,” V, 1, 41. “the first h. principle,” H4B IV, 3, 133. “h. conditions,” H5 IV, 1, 108. “thought,” H6A I, 1, 121. “misery,” III, 2, 137. “powers,” Cor. II, 1, 236. “action,” Cor. II, 1, 236 “divine and h.” III, 1, 141. “sons,” Tim. IV, 3, 185. “griefs,” V, 4, 75. “dealings,” Oth. III, 3, 260. “creatures,” Cymb. I, 5, 20.
2) worthy of man, kind, benevolent: “I have used thee with h. care,” Tp. I, 2, 346. “in h. modesty,” Mids. II, 2, 57. “touched with h. gentleness,” Merch. IV, 1, 25. “most h. and filled with honour,” Wint. III, 2, 166. “in h. gentleness,” Troil. IV, 1, 20. “it is the h. way; the other course will prove too bloody,” Cor. III, 1, 327. “the milk of h. kindness,” Mcb. I, 5, 18. “ere h. statute purged the gentle weal,” III, 4, 76. “civil and h. seeming,” Oth. II, 1, 243.
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