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Sample sentences for the GRE study word philanthropist

philanthropist can be used as a noun

1."I know not whether I am a true philanthropist yet I am willing to aid you to the utmost of my power in a purpose so honest. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.You remind me of a story Harry told me about a certain philanthropist who spent twenty years of his life in trying to get some grievance redressed, or some unjust law altered--I forget exactly what it was. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
3."I need it, and I seek it so far, sir, that some true philanthropist will put me in the way of getting work which I can do, and the remuneration for which will keep me, if but in the barest necessaries of life.. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4.The unusual salary, the curious conditions, the light duties, all pointed to something abnormal, though whether a fad or a plot, or whether the man were a philanthropist or a villain, it was quite beyond my powers to determine. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.Nietzsche's great love for his fellows, which he confesses in the Prologue, and which is at the root of all his teaching, seems rather to elude the discerning powers of the average philanthropist and modern man. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
6.But when the swift Pequod, with a fresh leading wind, was herself in hot chase how very kind of these tawny philanthropists to assist in speeding her on to her own chosen pursuit,--mere riding-whips and rowels to her, that they were. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.To persons interested in the above subjects these works will be found to contain such details as have been seldom before published, and which ought to be thoroughly understood by all philanthropists and benefactors of society. - from The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana

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