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philanthropy
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
helping others — especially donating money to worthy causes; or an organization that does so
  • I believe he is a sort of philanthropist,
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (75% in)
philanthropist = someone who helps others — especially by donating money to worthy causes
  • Well, Wilberforce was perhaps not enough of a thinker; but if I went into Parliament, as I have been asked to do, I should sit on the independent bench, as Wilberforce did, and work at philanthropy.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (11% in)
  • He doesn't care much about the philanthropic side of things; punishments, and that kind of thing.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (41% in)
  • There was the newly elected mayor of Middlemarch, who happened to be a manufacturer; the philanthropic banker his brother-in-law, who predominated so much in the town that some called him a Methodist, others a hypocrite, according to the resources of their vocabulary; and there were various professional men.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (72% in)
  • On one point he may fairly claim approval at this particular stage of his career: he did not mean to imitate those philanthropic models who make a profit out of poisonous pickles to support themselves while they are exposing adulteration, or hold shares in a gambling-hell that they may have leisure to represent the cause of public morality.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (24% in)
  • If we had to describe a man who is retrogressive in the most evil sense of the word—we should say, he is one who would dub himself a reformer of our constitution, while every interest for which he is immediately responsible is going to decay: a philanthropist who cannot bear one rogue to be hanged, but does not mind five honest tenants being half-starved: a man who shrieks at corruption, and keeps his farms at rack-rent: who roars himself red at rotten boroughs, and does not mind if...
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (57% in)
  • But we all know the wag's definition of a philanthropist: a man whose charity increases directly as the square of the distance.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (58% in)
  • All the rest is to show what sort of legislator a philanthropist is likely to make," ended the Rector, throwing down the paper, and clasping his hands at the back of his head, while he looked at Mr. Brooke with an air of amused neutrality.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (58% in)
  • Deputations without and voices within had concurred in inducing that philanthropist to take a stronger measure than usual for the good of mankind; namely, to withdraw in favor of another candidate, to whom he left the advantages of his canvassing machinery.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (77% in)
  • ...that he had married a widow who was much older than himself—a Dissenter, and in other ways probably of that disadvantageous quality usually perceptible in a first wife if inquired into with the dispassionate judgment of a second—was almost as much as she had cared to learn beyond the glimpses which Mr. Bulstrode's narrative occasionally gave of his early bent towards religion, his inclination to be a preacher, and his association with missionary and philanthropic efforts.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (77% in)
  • And there had come a reason quite irrespective of Dorothea, which seemed to make a journey to Middlemarch a sort of philanthropic duty.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (71% in)
  • If you would have had Lord Triton down here to woo her with his philanthropy, he might have carried her off before the year was over.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (87% in)

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