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benevolent
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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benevolent
Used in
To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • Miss Maudie's benevolence extended to Jem and Dill,

Samples from Other Sources
  • a benevolent contributor

  • They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.

  • He was a benevolent, but misguided dictator.

  • The Rotary Club is one of the largest benevolent organizations in the world.

  • While, in theory, the state could be benevolent and act in the best interest of the workers, in practice, the state acts in the best interests of those in power.
    Raghuram G. Rajan & Luigi Zingales  --  Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists

  • In brief, it seeks to establish that the existence of evil in the world is logically incompatible with the existence of a benevolent God, and that it is more reasonable to conclude that God does not exist than that he does exist but does nothing to stop evil.
    Atheism - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheist(retrieved 05/20/06)

  • Ordinary life virtues emphasize benevolence and solidarity.
    Faith and Reason - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy  --  http://www.iep.utm.edu/f/faith-re.htm(retrieved 05/20/06)

  • Finally, my benevolent master, to use his own words, "set her adrift to take care of herself."
    Douglass, Frederick  --  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave

  • He thought of himself as a benevolent dictator.

  • The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
    William Dean Howells
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