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Definitionkind, generous, or charitable
- It was right to do it, it was kind to do it, it was benevolent to do it, and he would do it again.Chapter 58 (47% in)
benevolent = kind or generous
- One person of mild and benevolent aspect even gave me a tract ornamented with a woodcut of a malevolent young man fitted up with a perfect sausage-shop of fetters, and entitled TO BE READ IN MY CELL.Chapter 13 (78% in)
- I have no objections to your mentioning, either up town or down town, if such should be your wishes, that it was right to do it, kind to do it, benevolent to do it, and that I would do it again.Chapter 58 (50% in)
There are no more uses of "benevolent" in Great Expectations.
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