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beneficent
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition doing or producing good — especially generous in assistance to the poor
  • Hester had often fancied that Providence had a design of justice and retribution, in endowing the child with this marked propensity; but never, until now, had she bethought herself to ask, whether, linked with that design, there might not likewise be a purpose of mercy and beneficence.
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (81% in)

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