Humanity describes the entire human race or the characteristics that belong uniquely to human beings, such as kindness, mercy and sympathy.
An example of humanities is what someone studying literature at college would say their degree is in.
- He studied history and humanities at the university of Moscow, and, after having gone through his military training in a grenadier regiment, left for Germany where he read political economy in Berlin under Prof. Schmoller.
- His father was a lawyer, and, designing Moses for his own profession, sent him on the completion of his study of the humanities at Orleans to the university of Poitiers.
- He studied at Paris from 1509 to 1512, and in 1519 was appointed professor of humanities at Louvain.
- It was, however—and this is sure to earn me the wrath of many humanities professors—a time of surprisingly little originality.
- When Ignatius arrived in Paris, he lodged at first with some fellow-countrymen; and for two years attended the lectures on humanities at the college de Montaigu, supporting himself at first by the charity of Isabella Roser; but, a fellowlodger defrauding him of his stock, he found himself destitute and compelled to beg his bread.