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Weapons of this type are a threat to the survival of humanity.
He was charged on six counts of crimes against humanity.
He was lacking in basic humanity.
By respecting other cultures, we affirm our common humanity.
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English version of definition of humanity
a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts
a complete failure
to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing
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American definition of humanity from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.