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Definition helping others — especially donating money to worthy causes; or an organization that does so
  • Her primary interests are family and philanthropy.
philanthropy = helping others
  • philanthropy, the most important problems are those which have already resisted both intellect and money.
    Warren Buffett
  • She is a philanthropist who wants to assure every child has easy access to the Internet.
  • philanthropist = someone who helps others
  • There is an organic evolution in the way families and neighbors help each another. We should tread carefully with industrial-strength philanthropy.
  • "I'll just let you-all know this ain't no Sunday-school society of philanthropy," he said.
    London, Jack  --  Burning Daylight
  • A philanthropist and friend of labor
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • philanthropist = someone who helps others — especially by donating money to worthy causes
  • a philanthropist who was generous only because it larded his vanity.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • philanthropist = someone who helps others
  • whether the man were a philanthropist or a villain, it was quite beyond my powers to determine.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • philanthropist = someone who helps others — especially by donating money to worthy causes
  • In regard to philanthropy, the greatest virtue of crowned heads, Napoleon also did all in his power.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • philanthropy = helping others
  • Would anyone venture that Mr. McMurphy was a saint? ... Shall we examine a cross-section of this man's philanthropy?
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • philanthropy = giving help to others
  • This is where she gets to call out the names of anyone late on their dues or tardy for meetings or not fulfilling their philanthropic duties.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • philanthropic = helping others
  • Mr. Wren, apparently your family's philanthropy does not buy you the time it used to
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • philanthropy = helping of others
  • in his version he had gone philanthropically to the rescue of a drunken friend.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • philanthropically = in a manner that helps others
  • but you've a perverted notion of philanthropy.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • philanthropy = helping others
  • There's no spring-board to philanthropy like a bad conscience.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • philanthropy = helping others
  • He responded in tones of philanthropy.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • philanthropy = wishing to help others
  • I don't quite like women who are interested in philanthropic work.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • philanthropic = helping others
  • trying to secure money for philanthropic purposes
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • philanthropic = helping others
  • he cried, "so I've found you again at last, Mister philanthropist!"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • philanthropist = someone who helps others — especially by donating money to worthy causes
  • Thus on Tuesday our little town of Yonville found itself the scene of a surgical operation which is at the same time an act of loftiest philanthropy.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
philanthropy = helping others

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