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  • If he’s honest, he’ll steal; if he’s humane, he’ll murder; if he’s faithful, he’ll deceive.
  • Manners are more humane, or laws have been passed, so that they don’t dare to flog men now.
  • To all other types of humanity these torturers behave mildly and benevolently, like cultivated and humane Europeans; but they are very fond of tormenting children, even fond of children themselves in that sense.
  • "Gentlemen, you are good, you are humane, may I see her to say ’good-by’ for the last time?" asked Mitya.
  • You’ve no humane ideas,’ said he.
  • Let them acquit him—that’s so humane, and would show what a blessing reformed law courts are.
  • He was a kind-hearted and humane man.
  • As for the President of our Court, I can only say that he was a humane and cultured man, who had a practical knowledge of his work and progressive views.
  • He was a most humane person, and if He were alive to-day, He would be found in the ranks of the revolutionists, and would perhaps play a conspicuous partů.
  • In the sphere of actual life, which has, indeed, its own rights, but also lays upon us great duties and obligations, in that sphere, if we want to be humane—Christian, in fact—we must, or ought to, act only upon convictions justified by reason and experience, which have been passed through the crucible of analysis; in a word, we must act rationally, and not as though in dream and delirium, that we may not do harm, that we may not ill-treat and ruin a man.

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  • The Humane Society is working to eliminate cruelty to animals.
  • The chickens are not treated humanely. Their living conditions are inhumane.

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