What does the word philanthropy mean?

Usage examples for philanthropy

  1. Each probably was moved and sustained by firm conviction that truth, right, and justice were on his side; each had nerve enough to stand firm and resolute in his self- chosen post of danger and philanthropy; and each was, to great extent, successful. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  2. The reaction swung the pendulum far in the opposite direction from justice and philanthropy. – Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats by Barnette Miller
  3. He is the only Man " who has kept watch on man's mortality," who has philanthropy enough to overcome the disposition to an indolent enjoyment of intellect, who is brave enough to volunteer for uncomfortable hours. – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats