humankind humankind  /ˈhju mən ˌkaɪnd/


  • (n) all of the living human inhabitants of the earth


  1. At 375,000 years old, it put England in contention for a cradle of humankind, being found in the Sussex town of Piltdown.
  2. The most tireless moral voice of a secular age, he reminded humankind of the worth of individuals in the modern world.
  3. The future of humankind is absolutely dependent on the state of the ocean.


  1. Call me . . . maybe?

    With apologies to Carly Rae Jepsen, who sings the fun little pop tune “Call Me Maybe,” I’m finding telephones one of the most frustrating modern “conveniences” humankind has created. You would think having a device that can be carried in palm or pocket, making one available 24/7, would eliminate every communication obstacle imaginable. But no. [...]
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Marengo Pioneer Republican

  2. Obama: Science says Earth is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on humankind

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: Science says Earth is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on humankind.        
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Georgiana Vines: Will Campbell remembered for change he helped bring about

    Knoxvillians were among hundreds attending a celebration of the life of the Rev. Will Campbell, a minister to what his family called “a menagerie of humankind” who led civil-rights struggles in the 1950s and ’60s in Mississippi and Nashville.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel


  1. The Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, said the world needed a "new vision for biological diversity for a healthy planet and a sustainable future for humankind".
    on May 10, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "The scientific papers on Trailblazing represent a ceaseless quest by scientists over the centuries, many of them Fellows of the Royal Society, to test and build on our knowledge of humankind and the universe," said Lord Rees of Ludlow, the...
    on Nov 29, 2009 By: Lord Rees Source: Times Online

  3. "We are facing a planetary emergency which, if not solved, would exceed anything we've experienced in the history of humankind," Gore said.
    on Aug 28, 2008 By: Al Gore Source: International Herald Tribune

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anachronistic anachronistic
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