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Humanity, the peculiar nature of man, human nature: “let (lest?) fair h. abhor the deed,” Lucr. 195. “what you see is but the smallest part and least proportion of h.” H6A II, 3, 53. “what nearer debt in all h. than wife is to the husband?” Troil. II, 2, 175. “he's opposite to h.” Tim. I, 1, 284 (a man-hater). “henceforth hated be of Timon man and all h.” III, 6, 115. “the middle of h. thou never knewest,” IV, 3, 300. “they imitated h. so abominably,” Hml. III, 2, 39. “I would change my h. with a baboon,” Oth. I, 3, 317. “a rarer spirit never did steer h.” Ant. V, 1, 32. “how look I, that I should seem to lack h. so much as this fact comes to?” Cymb. III, 2, 16 (== that I should not look like a human being).
2) mankind: “h. must perforce prey on itself,” Lr. IV, 2, 49 (cf. above H6A II, 3, 53).
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