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The Age of Innocence
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  • Mrs. van der Luyden shone on her with the dim benevolence which was her nearest approach to cordiality,
  • On his face it became a mild benevolence which Mrs. Archer’s countenance dutifully reflected.
  • Mr. van der Luyden paused again, and continued with increasing benevolence: "Before taking him down to Maryland we are inviting a few friends to meet him here—only a little dinner—with a reception afterward.

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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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