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.