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Definition subjects such as literature, language, history and philosophy which study humanity, using methods that are more subjective than the more empirical methods used in the natural and social sciences
  • The core curriculum is supplemented by three theme courses — one in the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences.
  • Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
    Alfred L. Kroeber
  • He asks more about Cedric's classes, and then they talk about English and the humanities versus science and math.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I expect this is some second great schism, where two humanities will live, apart but parallel.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The humanities and amenities of life had no attraction for him — its peaceful enjoyments no charm.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Holds a chair in the humanities at Fordham.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It was called the New York Public Library of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • Where are you in your Latin humanities?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • All this had been why I walked blindly up to Humanities Hall instead of returning directly to my dorm.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Welcome to Humanities for First Year Apprentices.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • It was a mixed humanities and social sciences course and he stuck it out for eighteen months.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • No, no, my lad; stricken, blasted, if he be, Ahab has his humanities!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The new series, with a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, was filmed throughout the country during 2003.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • He returned to the institution where he had been a pupil and was given a position as prefect, a supervisor of the students, a teacher of philosophy and humanities.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • As a schoolboy he had been expelled for helping political prisoners escape; he had then tried several art schools, but in the end had become a student of the humanities.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The traitorous Humanities instructor sat unblinking in his A MIDNIGHT TEMPEST — 425 chair while a baka clung to the white, tangled beard that had grown during his imprisonment.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • One can discern, in his ample pictures of the gentleman and the king, what forms and humanities pleased him; his delight in troops of friends, in large hospitality, in cheerful giving.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Baba smiled on, the way he did when Hector came by the week before to see him, the way he did when I showed him my application to the College of Arts and Humanities at San Francisco State.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He felt the weight of his ignorance,—not simply of letters, but of life, of business, of the humanities; the accumulated sloth and shirking and awkwardness of decades and centuries shackled his hands and feet.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Winsett did not invite people to his house; but he had once pointed it out to Archer in the course of a nocturnal stroll, and the latter had asked himself, with a little shiver, if the humanities were so meanly housed in other capitals.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence

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