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kind, generous, or charitable
  • 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.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (2% in)
benevolent = kind or generous
  • Lydgate's conceit was of the arrogant sort, never simpering, never impertinent, but massive in its claims and benevolently contemptuous.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (27% in)
  • When she made remarks to this edifying effect, she had a firm little frown on her brow, which yet did not hinder her face from looking benevolent, and her words which came forth like a procession were uttered in a fervid agreeable contralto.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (17% in)
  • But the end of Mr. Brooke's pen was a thinking organ, evolving sentences, especially of a benevolent kind, before the rest of his mind could well overtake them.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (70% in)
  • He felt an odd mixture of delight and vexation: of delight that he could dwell and be cherished in her thought as in a pure home, without suspicion and without stint—of vexation because he was of too little account with her, was not formidable enough, was treated with an unhesitating benevolence which did not flatter him.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (64% in)
  • It was only an act of benevolence which your noble heart would approve.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (70% in)
  • He begged her to do him the honor to take a seat, and stood before her trimming and comporting himself with an eager solicitude, which was chiefly benevolent.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (17% in)
  • I contemplate at least a temporary withdrawal from the management of much business, whether benevolent or commercial.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (46% in)
  • In this way any difficulty as to the adequate maintenance of our new establishment will be removed; the benevolent interests of the town will cease to be divided.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (47% in)
  • Bulstrode seems the most unsympathetic fellow I ever saw about some people, and yet he has taken no end of trouble, and spent a great deal of money, on benevolent objects.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (66% in)
  • Mr. Brooke, who had before heard only imperfect hints of it, and was very uneasy that he had "gone a little too far" in countenancing Bulstrode, now got himself fully informed, and felt some benevolent sadness in talking to Mr. Farebrother about the ugly light in which Lydgate had come to be regarded.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (99% in)
  • There was no spiteful disposition towards her; rather, there was a busy benevolence anxious to ascertain what it would be well for her to feel and do under the circumstances, which of course kept the imagination occupied with her character and history from the times when she was Harriet Vincy till now.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (10% in)
  • That the hateful man had come ill to Stone Court, and that her husband had chosen to remain there and watch over him, she allowed to be explained by the fact that Raffles had been employed and aided in earlier-days, and that this made a tie of benevolence towards him in his degraded helplessness; and she had been since then innocently cheered by her husband's more hopeful speech about his own health and ability to continue his attention to business.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (14% in)

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