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benevolent
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The Fountainhead
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  • He stood smiling benevolently in silence.
  • His heavy face bore the benevolent, paternal smile that had always been his passkey and his trademark.
  • He was accustomed to hostility; this kind of benevolence was more offensive than hostility.
  • Holcombe muttered a few benevolent generalities and escaped.
  • He walked straight to her table, determined to act like an old friend who remembered nothing but her incredible benevolence.
  • But if a man worked well, he needed nothing else to win his employer’s benevolence: it was granted, not as a gift, but as a debt.
  • He remembered the magnificent voice he had heard in the lobby of the strike meeting, and he imagined a giant of a man, with a rich mane of hair, perhaps just turning gray, with bold, broad features of an ineffable benevolence, something vaguely like the countenance of God the Father.
  • Toohey’s eyes looked straight at him, dark, gentle, benevolent.
  • They all seemed remote and pure, far above him in the safety of their knowledge, but their faces had hints of smiling warmth, a benevolent invitation extended downward.
  • And for that instant, each man was free—free enough to feel benevolence for every other man in the room.

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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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