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- 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)
- There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids; 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; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squat and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons,...3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (18% in)
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