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benevolent
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
kind, generous, or charitable
  • 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.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (2% in)
benevolent = good or kind
  • "Face!" said I, "call that his face? very benevolent countenance then; but how hard he breathes, he's heaving himself; get off, Queequeg, you are heavy, it's grinding the face of the poor.
    Chapters 19-21 -- The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (85% in)
  • Moreover, in the infancy of the first Australian settlement, the emigrants were several times saved from starvation by the benevolent biscuit of the whale-ship luckily dropping an anchor in their waters.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (84% in)
  • This procedure of theirs, to be sure, was very disinterested and benevolent of them.
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (87% in)
  • For now, as with blue lips and blood-shot eyes the exhausted savage at last climbs up the chains and stands all dripping and involuntarily trembling over the side; the steward advances, and with a benevolent, consolatory glance hands him—what?
    Chapters 70-72 -- The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (91% in)
  • While the Frenchman's boats, then, were engaged in towing the ship one way, Stubb benevolently towed away at his whale the other way, ostentatiously slacking out a most unusually long tow-line.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (42% in)
  • Hereby perhaps Stubb indirectly hinted, that though man loved his fellow, yet man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (88% in)

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