Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

Love of manikind; effort to mitigate social evils.

Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", John Keats.