Phrases with "humanitarian"

Sinclair Lewis I suppose that’s what has made you a humanitarian and a sort of prophet instead of just an ole college professor. Gideon Planish by Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis Her theory of verdicts was humanitarian and brief. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

George Gissing Can you suggest one? Only don’t let it have anything humanitarian about it. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

Anthony Trollope But a New England abolitionist talks of it as though no more were required than an open path for his humanitarian energies. North America by Anthony Trollope

I only know that during our fortnight in Seville I suffered no wound to a sensibility which has been kept in full repair for literary, if not for humanitarian purposes. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

The ex-prisoner could moon about the shady lanes for days together in a delicious and humanitarian idleness. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

George Gissing Who is this lady? What is her age?” “I know very little of her, except that she addresses meetings on political and humanitarian subjects. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Oscar Wilde The humanitarian crowd were induced to go away on his giving them a small sum of money, and as soon as the coast was clear he left. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

George Gissing I have read some of them, and they make me so fiercely aristocratic that I find it hard to care anything at all even for the humanitarian efforts of people I respect. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

But this grotesque incarnation of humanitarian passion appealed somehow, to one’s imagination. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Leon Trotsky Did the Schpentzer family have any political views? Those of Moissey Filippovich were moderately liberal, in a humanitarian way. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Bram Stoker And I am sure that you, Dr. Seward, humanitarian and medico-jurist as well as scientist, will deem it a moral duty to deal with me as one to be considered as under exceptional circumstances. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

The humanitarian hopes of the mild Michaelis tended not towards utter destruction, but merely towards the complete economic ruin of the system. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Dougal was at once nationalist and internationalist, humanitarian and man of iron, realist and poet. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

George Gissing Refining away its grosser aspects, Dyce took the philosophy to heart—much more sincerely than he had taken to himself the humanitarian bio-sociology on which he sought to build his reputation. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

His friend — a seemingly candid and open-minded gentleman — explained these contradictions by saying that Mr. Brotherson was a humanitarian and spent much of his time in the slums. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

John Galsworthy Poor devils!” “It’s not so much,” said Michael, cunningly, “the humanitarian side, as the deterioration of stock, which is so serious. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

G. K. Chesterton He remembered some humanitarian fuss or other about the poisoning of pools. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

But, in truth, he shared the view of his wife’s friend and patron that Michaelis was a humanitarian sentimentalist, a little mad, but upon the whole incapable of hurting a fly intentionally. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

A humanitarian is always a hypocrite, and Kipling’s understanding of this is perhaps the central secret of his power to create telling phrases. Rudyard Kipling by George Orwell [1942]

I am not a soft-headed, humanitarian faddist. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

H. G. Wells Much that he said was but the humanitarian commonplace of a vanished age, but the conviction of his voice touched it to vitality. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

G. K. Chesterton I was once at a debating club at which Bernard Shaw said that he was not a humanitarian at all, but only an economist, that he merely hated to see life wasted by carelessness or cruelty. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

G. K. Chesterton Many have imagined that feminine politics would be merely pacifist or humanitarian or sentimental. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

Louis, as I was saying, regards the man in the romantic light of a humanitarian monomaniac or a demented food reformer. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]