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humane

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1 having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others
  • humane guards who treated the prisoners decently
  • the Geneva conventions spelled out standards for the humane treatment of prisoners of war

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“Humane.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/humane. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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