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  • "Little sister, been a long time since I play with dolls," he said, smiling benevolently.   (source)
    benevolently = with kindness
  • This was a time when "benevolent deception" was a common practice--doctors often withheld even the most fundamental information from their patients, sometimes not giving them any diagnosis at all.   (source)
    benevolent = "kind"
  • We'll always be friends, and the dog collar I have on you will always be ignored by mutual consent, and I'll take good and benevolent care of you.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • Mommy would disappear in the morning and return later with huge cans of peanut butter which some benevolent agency had distributed   (source)
    benevolent = charitable
  • Our Lord is benevolent.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • Szpirglas smiled benevolently.   (source)
    benevolently = with kindness
  • ...asked how he might get North. Free North. Magical North. Welcoming, benevolent North.   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • But Mortola studied Meggie, almost benevolently.   (source)
    benevolently = with kindness or generosity
  • The benevolence of the Germans even persuaded them to allow a delegate from our group to move freely about the city every day and make these purchases on our behalf.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • The sultry weather ... seemed to belong to a more benevolent month.   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • [Aristotle's list of emotions:]  anger, slight (subdivisible into contempt, spite and insolence), mildness, love or friendship, fear, confidence, shame, shamelessness, favor, benevolence, pity, virtuous indignation, envy, emulation and contempt.   (source)
    benevolence = feelings of kindness and generosity
  • And the couple is forever indebted to her benevolence.   (source)
    benevolence = generosity
  • Apologists for slavery at the time often described benevolent farming operations in the West Indies, indulgently caring for slaves' every need, but Clarkson's evidence proved that conditions were often revolting.   (source)
    benevolent = kind, generous, or charitable
  • His smile was almost benevolent.   (source)
  • ...and became himself a mighty king, benevolent and wise.   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • He vowed to be more tolerant and benevolent,   (source)
  • The other three radiated condescending benevolence.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • With each gift the threads of benevolence are knotted, snaring both giver and recipient.   (source)
  • ...the myth of their goodness, and wealth and success and power and benevolence...   (source)
  • However, it proved generally benevolent to all living things with the exception of...   (source)
    benevolent = harmless (kind)
  • God was a benevolent force.   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • they trust no one, especially anyone associated with our benevolent socialist government.   (source)
    benevolent = generous
  • Felicia believes in the gods' benevolent powers,   (source)
    benevolent = kind, generous, or charitable
  • I smiled at my sister benevolently.   (source)
    benevolently = with kindness
  • If you're so wise and benevolent, why did the demons turn against you?   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • Archie turned and smiled at him benevolently, like a ... king passing out favors.   (source)
    benevolently = with kindness or generosity
  • Entering Rearden's office, Dr. Floyd Ferris wore the expression of a man so certain of the success of his quest that he could afford a benevolent smile.   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • ...most of the tribesmen thought Jesus and his father were wise and benevolent, much like their own great spirit Ngewo who lived far above the clouds.   (source)
    benevolent = kind, generous, or charitable
  • Marble memorial tablets on the walls commemorating the virtues of the last generation of planters. All benevolent. All slave-owners.   (source)
  • People read this poison—and it's often presented in a benevolent tone, even a kind tone.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or charitable
  • If you want a single proof of the essential-how shall I put it?--benevolence of the Overlords, think of that cruelty-to-animals order which they made within a month of their arrival.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • to provide stable and benevolent government.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or good
  • He commands benevolence, clemency, sympathy, tolerance, but not love; he forbade us to tie our heart in love to earthly things.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • I mean you can't be less ruthless than the opposition simply because your government's "policy" is benevolent   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • Eyes shone, cheeks were flushed, the inner light of universal benevolence broke out on every face in happy, friendly smiles.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness or generosity
  • The great thing is to direct the malice to his immediate neighbors whom he meets every day and to thrust his benevolence out to the remote circumference, to people he does not know.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • ...noting the false benevolence of the brow and the small, cruel eyes.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • ...And it was this that put him in the bad books of his hostess. ... All his subsequent efforts to bring the good lady round to, anyhow, a state of benevolent neutrality came to nothing.   (source)
    benevolent = kindly
  • The magician was staring at him with a kind of unwinking and benevolent curiosity which made him feel that it would not be at all rude to stare back,   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • his hope toward a vague benevolent something that would help and lead him,   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • JIMMY--(with bleery benevolence, shaking his head in mild rebuke) No, Larry, old friend, you can't deceive me. You pretend a bitter, cynic philosophy, but in your heart you are the kindest man among us.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • "Well," answered my mother benevolently, "I don't see as that makes much difference. Having no folks of his own in town to spend the holiday with, he might as well come along with us."   (source)
    benevolently = with kindness or generosity
  • a man of benevolence   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • There was at the time, in certain places, a doubt as to how benevolent the United States had been to its Little Brothers--Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua--and the editors and politicians were grateful to Martin for this proof of their sacrifice and tender watchfulness.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • Mrs. van der Luyden shone on her with the dim benevolence which was her nearest approach to cordiality,   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and generosity
  • she came to the door with surprise and welcome mingled on her benevolent face.   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • I must go, he said softly and benevolently,   (source)
    benevolently = kindly
  • I have not finally made up my mind whether it is a benevolent or a malevolent agency which is in touch with us   (source)
    benevolent = kind or good
  • if he finds pleasure in helping others he is benevolent;   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • treating him with a friendly benevolence   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • Yet if Despotism failed only for want of a capable benevolent despot, what chance has Democracy, which requires a whole population of capable voters:   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • His beaming, chubby face was a picture of benevolence and kind-heartedness.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • "O, dear, O dear!" cried the benevolent stranger, "O poor soul, poor soul, how he doth suffer!"   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • Miuesov passed immediately from the most benevolent frame of mind to the most savage.   (source)
  • ...whenever he knew that money was needed for a noble, useful, or benevolent purpose, he supplied it quietly and sometimes anonymously.   (source)
    benevolent = charitable or kind
  • Jo often watched him, trying to discover the charm, and at last decided that it was benevolence which worked the miracle.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • a benevolent attempt to confer a distinction upon a young woman   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • ...the genial benevolence of his private life had won him warmer affection than...   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • it was only safe to say that he would act with benevolent intentions, and that he would spend as little money as possible in carrying them out.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • It was right to do it, it was kind to do it, it was benevolent to do it, and he would do it again.   (source)
  • the petition addressed to "the benevolent gentleman of the church of Saint-Jacquesdu-Haut-Pas."   (source)
  • Queequeg ... cherished Yojo ... as a rather good sort of god, who perhaps meant well enough upon the whole, but in all cases did not succeed in his benevolent designs.   (source)
    benevolent = good or kind
  • a benevolent gentleman in many respects, but aristocratic and pro-slavery.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • ...accompanied by a young woman with light hair and delicate complexion, who fixed upon her a look full of benevolent curiosity.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or charitable
  • I had marked neither modesty, nor benevolence, nor candor, nor refinement in her mind or manners -- and, I married her:   (source)
    benevolence = kindness or generosity
  • ...don't imagine that he conceals depths of benevolence and affection beneath a stern exterior!   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • Finally, my benevolent master, to use his own words, "set her adrift to take care of herself."   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • I do not value chiefly a man's uprightness and benevolence,   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • he really seemed somehow or other to fancy that his wife had piety and benevolence enough for two   (source)
  • If any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I should return them a hundred and a hundredfold; for that one creature's sake I would make peace with the whole kind!   (source)
  • She tried to recollect some instance of goodness, some distinguished trait of integrity or benevolence, that might rescue him from the attacks of Mr. Darcy;   (source)
    benevolence = kindness or generosity
  • yet men primarily considered that their own and their country's interest was united, and did not act from a principle of benevolence.   (source)
    benevolence = generosity
  • I like to believe I am a benevolent dictator, but you can make that judgment for yourselves.†   (source)
  • They are secure in the faith that they'll soon be discovered by the benevolent vegetable-gardeners, and taken in.†   (source)
  • They didn't look unfriendly but they didn't look completely benevolent either.†   (source)
  • He was still smiling his benevolent smile.†   (source)
  • She and my father joined the Narewka Benevolent Club, which had been founded by Jews who had immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s.†   (source)
  • The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business.†   (source)
  • It is the first time Werner has heard Volkheimer laugh, and his countenance changes; he becomes less menacing and more like a benevolent, humongous child.†   (source)
  • To rule benevolently, a queen should be able to enter into the feelings of those less fortunate than herself.†   (source)
  • We sail most of the distance upriver, squashed between bushels of wheat on the barge of a benevolent farmer Gisa befriended years ago.†   (source)
  • Mary, Mother of God, we beseech you to cast a benevolent eye over these children, to guide them and bless them as they make their way in the world.†   (source)
  • I was twenty-two before I realized that computers, RMUs, and Uncle Kowa's asteroidal life-support devices were machines and not some benevolent manifestations of the animas around us.†   (source)
  • The book is really Burgess's entry in the very old debate over the problem of evil, namely, why would a benevolent deity permit evil to exist in his creation?†   (source)
  • But secondly, don't presume the benevolence of your leaders.†   (source)
  • Her face was mature but stately, the way a benevolent queen should look.†   (source)
  • But from a modem standpoint, semen is just a carrier of information-both benevolent sperm and malevolent viruses.†   (source)
  • If you want to join a union, join the Triangle Employees Benevolent Association.†   (source)
  • The drug core dissolving, releasing benevolent chemicals into my bloodstream, flooding the fear-of-death part of my brain.†   (source)
  • The men are nice and quiet and hunker in circles, talking about sports and smiling benevolently toward me.†   (source)
  • Saeed prayed a great deal, and so did his father, and so did their guests, and some of them wept, but Saeed had wept only once, when he first saw his mother's corpse and screamed, and Saeed's father wept only when he was alone in his room, silently, without tears, his body seized as though by a stutter, or a shiver, that would not let go, for his sense of loss was boundless, and his sense of the benevolence of the universe was shaken, and his wife had been his best friend.†   (source)
  • The teacher had an exquisite oval face and watched over her pupil with such benevolence, it made me think of Mameha at once, and I bought it for her as a gift.†   (source)
  • She was a warm, benevolent woman who tried to make this first day as easy as possible.†   (source)
  • They are not as benevolent, content, or cheerful as they would have you believe.†   (source)
  • He encounters, because he must encounter, those people who see his secrecy before they see anything else, and who drag these secrets out of him; sometimes with the intention of using them against him, sometimes with more benevolent intent; but, whatever the intent, the moment is awful and the accumulating revelation is an unspeakable anguish.†   (source)
  • The Emperor says that we are a free people who live under his benevolence.†   (source)
  • ALTHOUGH THE NIGHT was cool the double doors of the grange stood open and the man selling the tickets was seated in a chair on a raised wooden platform just within the doors so that he must lean down to each in a gesture akin to benevolence and take their coins and hand them down their tickets or pass upon the ticketstubs of those who were only returning from outside.†   (source)
  • Big Mama was a cheerful leviathan who lived in A Dorm—quick with a play on words, generally benevolent, and prodigious in girth.†   (source)
  • …because garfish get delight assisting infants' growth and famously inspire confidence in immature catfish, giving experience (and joy even); however, blowfish jeer insightful garfish, disparaging inappropriately, doing damage, even insulting benevolent, charming, jovial garfish, hurting and frustrating deeply; joy fades but hurt feelings bring just grief; inevitable irritation hastens feeling blue; however, jovial children declare happiness, blowfishes' evil causes dejection, blues…†   (source)
  • Groups of men in flowing white robes floated between the town's lantern-lit all-night tea stands like benevolent spirits, ready to leave on early morning flights for Saudi Arabia.†   (source)
  • Every few minutes, one of the salesmen would walk someone right to the center of the window, hand them their shiny new keys, and then smile benevolently as they drove off into the sunset, just like in the commercials.†   (source)
  • Schools were good around Franklin Borough and Johnstown; Bethlehem Steel, a benevolent despot, paid for good buildings and teachers and even an indoor swimming pool.†   (source)
  • He hasn't said anything to me at school since the day he told me he wasn't going to make me relinquish my seat at his table, benevolent despot that he is.†   (source)
  • In antiquity, Gao Xin, a kind and benevolent Han emperor, was under attack by an evil and ambitious general.†   (source)
  • The brown blotches of the benevolent skin cancer the sun brings from its [9] reflection on the tropic sea were on his cheeks.†   (source)
  • Conversely, as an expatriate, it was easy to project benevolent qualities on to His Majesty.†   (source)
  • How benevolent of you.†   (source)
  • [He] had an excellent understanding, and was governed in his conduct by humanity and kind benevolence.†   (source)
  • The black wings were bat's wings, the lovely, benevolent face twisted into a sneer.†   (source)
  • It will be no trouble to convince her that the embassy will be small and harmless, existing only to supply the occasional messenger ship between our benevolent empire and hers.†   (source)
  • Count yourselves fortunate, for Yezzan is a kindly and benevolent master.†   (source)
  • The screaming was beginning to let up, not because of any benevolence on the part of the cadre, but because some of the upperclassmen had already lost their voices.†   (source)
  • The ghostly specters stretch across the wall, their faces shifting from benevolent to grisly.†   (source)
  • Except that now Alessandro had seen a benevolent diagram of passion and color in perfect balance, and he knew from Bindo Altoviti's brave and insolent expression that he was going to stay alive forever.†   (source)
  • This guarantees some grateful and benevolent returns.†   (source)
  • It's a benevolent crowd, cheering for Grant even as they strain to touch him.†   (source)
  • Benevolently, the lens averted its gaze from Natalie's face.†   (source)
  • It hexed the boys, who would or would not ask me to dance, and made them less scary and as familiar and deserving of benevolence as girls.†   (source)
  • Then like a swimmer plunging toward benevolent, amniotic depths, Sophie tried to fall back into that dream she had had just before she awakened.†   (source)
  • A benevolent despot.†   (source)
  • He looks down so benevolently upon all our faces and whispers the lyrics to us.†   (source)
  • ...the humanizing possibility of benevolent intervention.   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • He stood smiling benevolently in silence.   (source)
    benevolently = kindly
  • a man of cultivated taste and many accomplishments, was benevolent and bountiful, but...   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • He was twelve years old and had lately grown rather stout, but he was still a majestic-looking pig, with a wise and benevolent appearance in spite of the fact that his tushes had never been cut.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • his sympathetic smile, and general look of peering and benevolent curiosity   (source)
  • Mrs. Hale leaned forward, her pink wrinkles twinkling with benevolence.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • What is your motive for such benevolence?   (source)
    benevolence = kindness or generosity
  • She was a benevolent, charitable, good woman, and...   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • The trouble and expense of it to them would be nothing, compared with the benevolence of the action.   (source)
    benevolence = good done for others (kindness and generosity)
  • answered the Judge, smiling benevolently.   (source)
    benevolently = with kindness
  • Miss Mills, with an air of superior wisdom and benevolence, smiled upon us.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • 'Come, come, my dear sir,' said the benevolent merchant; 'we must not be cast down; no, no.   (source)
    benevolent = kind
  • gifts bestowed upon him towards the execution of this benevolent purpose   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend.   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • During all that period she appeared to me the most amiable and benevolent of human creatures.   (source)
  • Their benevolent disposition often made them enter the cottages of the poor.   (source)
  • This was then the reward of my benevolence!   (source)
    benevolence = kindness or generosity
  • "Wish there were more folks that were so generous with their machines," dutifully said the victim of benevolence.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • In fact, if it had not been for a good-hearted turnpike-man, and a benevolent old lady ... he would most assuredly have fallen dead upon the king's highway.   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • Then it appeared to him that Monte Cristo smiled... with the benevolent kindness of a father for a child.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • At any rate, upon the occasion in question, I strove to drown my exasperated feelings towards the scrivener by benevolently construing his conduct.   (source)
    benevolently = with kindness or a generous spirit
  • Nor did his benevolence stop here.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • The only difference between us and the professors of virtue or benevolence, or philanthropy - never mind the name - is, that we know it is all meaningless, and say so; while they know it equally and will never say so.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness or generosity
  • But there were good reasons for purchasing Dorlcote Mill, quite apart from any benevolent vengeance on the miller.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • benevolence toward all   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • I know no man more likely than Mr. Knightley to do the sort of thing--to do any thing really good-natured, useful, considerate, or benevolent.   (source)
    benevolent = kind or generous
  • I presume that you founded that belief upon your general knowledge of my being an orphan girl, indebted for everything to the benevolence of Mr. Jarndyce.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness or generosity
  • The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.   (source)
  • ...there were bunches of grapes, made, in the shopkeepers' benevolence to dangle from conspicuous hooks, that people's mouths might water gratis as they passed;   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • He rubbed his hands; adjusted his capacious waistcoat; laughed all over himself, from his shoes to his organ of benevolence; and called out in a comfortable, oily, rich, fat, jovial voice: "Yo ho, there!"   (source)
  • I had begun life with benevolent intentions and thirsted for the moment when I should put them in practice and make myself useful to my fellow beings.   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • Believe me, Frankenstein, I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity; but am I not alone, miserably alone?   (source)
    benevolent = kind and warm-hearted
  • The silver hair and benevolent countenance of the aged cottager won my reverence, while the gentle manners of the girl enticed my love.   (source)
  • I was soon introduced into the presence of the magistrate, an old benevolent man with calm and mild manners.   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • They performed towards him every little office of affection and duty with gentleness, and he rewarded them by his benevolent smiles.   (source)
    benevolent = kind and warm-hearted
  • My mother's tender caresses and my father's smile of benevolent pleasure while regarding me are my first recollections.   (source)
  • Your father's health is vigorous, and he asks but to see you, but to be assured that you are well; and not a care will ever cloud his benevolent countenance.   (source)
    benevolent = kind and generous
  • He strove to shelter her, as a fair exotic is sheltered by the gardener, from every rougher wind and to surround her with all that could tend to excite pleasurable emotion in her soft and benevolent mind.   (source)
  • M. Krempe was not equally docile; and in my condition at that time, of almost insupportable sensitiveness, his harsh blunt encomiums gave me even more pain than the benevolent approbation of M. Waldman.   (source)
  • During the day I was sustained and inspirited by the hope of night, for in sleep I saw my friends, my wife, and my beloved country; again I saw the benevolent countenance of my father, heard the silver tones of my Elizabeth's voice, and beheld Clerval enjoying health and youth.   (source)
  • These were the reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude; but when I contemplated the virtues of the cottagers, their amiable and benevolent dispositions, I persuaded myself that when they should become acquainted with my admiration of their virtues they would compassionate me and overlook my personal deformity.   (source)
  • And yet you rescued me from a strange and perilous situation; you have benevolently restored me to life.   (source)
    benevolently = kindly
  • He appeared about fifty years of age, but with an aspect expressive of the greatest benevolence; a few grey hairs covered his temples, but those at the back of his head were nearly black.   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • My change of manner surprised and pleased the magistrate; perhaps he thought that my former exclamation was a momentary return of delirium, and now he instantly resumed his former benevolence.   (source)
  • As yet I looked upon crime as a distant evil, benevolence and generosity were ever present before me, inciting within me a desire to become an actor in the busy scene where so many admirable qualities were called forth and displayed.   (source)
  • One was old, with silver hairs and a countenance beaming with benevolence and love; the younger was slight and graceful in his figure, and his features were moulded with the finest symmetry, yet his eyes and attitude expressed the utmost sadness and despondency.   (source)
  • I never saw a more interesting creature: his eyes have generally an expression of wildness, and even madness, but there are moments when, if anyone performs an act of kindness towards him or does him any the most trifling service, his whole countenance is lighted up, as it were, with a beam of benevolence and sweetness that I never saw equalled.   (source)
  • out of the benevolence of her heart, that she had asked these young women to her house   (source)
    benevolence = kindness
  • received him with the simple professions of unaffected benevolence;   (source)
    benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • He twists his mouth into what he hopes is a gracious and benevolent smile.†   (source)
  • Captain Walken stood before his assembled passengers, eyes crinkled benevolently.†   (source)
  • A cross between pedagogue, soothsayer, and benevolent uncle — that should be his tone.†   (source)
  • His failure to do any of these things I experienced as the most incredible benevolence and luck.†   (source)
  • The man had long white hair and a benevolent smile fixed on his face.†   (source)
  • Uh, what I meant to say: the Grove of Dodona is a benevolent force.†   (source)
  • Omnipotent-benevolent simply means that God is all-powerful and well-meaning.†   (source)
  • 13 from the Headmaster's Discretionary Benevolent Fund.†   (source)
  • And in His benevolent service we will stay.†   (source)
  • At the bar, the guy is still staring at me, less benevolently.†   (source)
  • ""Yes, you may," Ruth May replied benevolently.†   (source)
  • You are confused because the Bible describes God as an omnipotent and benevolent deity.†   (source)
  • And you're presuming you can take or leave the benevolence of our Lord Jesus Christ!†   (source)
  • I don't understand this omnipotent-benevolent thing.†   (source)
  • Behold science-the new God of endless miracles, omnipotent and benevolent!†   (source)
  • The Masons fell victim of their own benevolence.†   (source)
  • They seemed to shine down on him with a benevolent glow that said, This is good.†   (source)
  • She smiles down upon them, always the same benevolent smile, and is described as radiant.†   (source)
  • I know that you have much to teach us all, Your Benevolence.†   (source)
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