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Crime and Punishment
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  • What is your motive for such benevolence?
  • "Why, Mr. Razumihin, I do believe you’d let anybody beat you from sheer benevolence."
  • Pyotr Petrovitch deliberately drew out a cambric handkerchief reeking of scent and blew his nose with an air of a benevolent man who felt himself slighted, and was firmly resolved to insist on an explanation.
  • In the first place, because I can reason that I am one, and secondly, because for a month past I have been troubling benevolent Providence, calling it to witness that not for my own fleshly lusts did I undertake it, but with a grand and noble object—ha-ha!
  • Could it be simply to conceal it from me, knowing that my convictions are opposed to yours and that I do not approve of private benevolence, which effects no radical cure?
  • "Listen, Razumihin," Raskolnikov began quietly, apparently calm—"can’t you see that I don’t want your benevolence?
  • (For I know, some benevolent people are very fond of decking out their charitable actions in that way.

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  • They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.
  • He thought of himself as a benevolent dictator.

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