PHILANTHROPY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PHILANTHROPY
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philanthropy
 n.  voluntary promotion of human welfare
Classic Sentence:
1  Yet still our landowners keep taking to philanthropy, to converting themselves into philanthropic knights-errant, and spending millions upon senseless hospitals and institutions, and so ruining themselves and turning their families adrift.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
2  No, apart from my duty, out of pure Christian philanthropy, I wish every mortal to be decently treated.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT II
3  In regard to philanthropy, the greatest virtue of crowned heads, Napoleon also did all in his power.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX
4  Even philanthropy did not have the desired effect.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER X
5  And such had European life, politics, Freemasonry, philosophy, and philanthropy seemed to him.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XII
6  To encourage culture and philanthropy is all very well of course.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XIV
7  He was, as this remark shows, a man full of philanthropy, and in every way fit for his office.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
8  "But such services as these might involve him with the authorities of the country in which he practices this kind of philanthropy," said Franz.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
9  Gerty Farish was not a close enough reader of character to disentangle the mixed threads of which Lily's philanthropy was woven.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
10  Yet Yeobright was as firm in the contrary intention as if the tendency of marriage were rather to develop the fantasies of young philanthropy than to sweep them away.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
Example Sentence:
1  But this gift changes the gallery; it's transformative — this level of philanthropy is truly inspiring.