humankind


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hu·man·kind

 (hyo͞o′mən-kīnd′)
n.
The human race: "humankind's God-given creativity" (New York Times).

humankind

(ˌhjuːmənˈkaɪnd)
n
the human race; humanity

hu•man•kind

(ˈhyu mənˌkaɪnd, -ˈkaɪnd; often ˈyu-)

n.
human beings collectively; the human race; humanity.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humankind - all of the living human inhabitants of the earthhumankind - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

humankind

noun humanity, man, mankind, people, mortals, Homo sapiens one of the age-old practices of humankind

humankind

noun
Translations
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humankind

[ˈhjuːmənˈkaɪnd] Nel género humano

humankind

[ˌhjuːmənˈkaɪnd] nl'humanité f

humankind

ndie Menschheit
References in classic literature ?
And if the years, as I hope, bring other little folks to your home, I want you to promise me that you'll tell THEM the story of lost Margaret, so that her name won't be forgotten among humankind.
The links that united her to the rest of humankind -- links of flowers, or silk, or gold, or whatever the material -- had all been broken.
They were stern days, and if the honest soldier, too poor for a ransom, had no prospect of mercy upon the battle-field, what ruth was there for sea robbers, the enemies of humankind, taken in the very deed, with proofs of their crimes still swinging upon their yard-arm.
Am I to be thought the only criminal, when all humankind sinned against me?
I leave you, and in you the last of humankind whom these eyes will ever behold.
I was indeed treated with much kindness: I was the favourite of a great king and queen, and the delight of the whole court; but it was upon such a foot as ill became the dignity of humankind.
To all humankind besides Tess was only a passing thought.
Since the time of noble Whittington, fair flower of merchants, bells have come to have less sympathy with humankind.
Yet I have heard you speak so often with broad charity of the fallibility and frailty of humankind.
Ruppell interprets the ecumenical discussion as a gradual "maturing" of the churches in the way they take account of the true, complete unity of humankind (rather than base themselves on partial, Western-centred views and using one-sided normative discourse).
Five women and five men, representing various aspects of the Goddess and a supplicant poet-hunter, respectively, form five couples who collectively explore the shifting relationships between the universal matriarch and humankind.