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The House of Mirth
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  • Lily’s taste of beneficence had wakened in her a momentary appetite for well-doing.
  • —when she had visited the Girls’ Club with Gerty Farish, she had felt an enlightened interest in the working-classes; but that was because she looked down on them from above, from the happy altitude of her grace and her beneficence.

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  • the most beneficent regime in history
  • But in that same year in which the Tisroc (may he live for ever) began his august and beneficent reign, on a night when the moon was at her full, it pleased the gods to deprive me of my sleep.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy

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