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benevolent
used in A Christmas Carol

3 uses
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Definition
kind, generous, or charitable
  • The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.
    1 — Marley's Ghost (87% in)
benevolence = kindness or generosity
  • 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!"
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (53% in)
  • benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • ...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;
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (18% in)
benevolence = kindness and goodwill
There are no more uses of "benevolent" in A Christmas Carol.

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