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salutary
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
beneficial — especially to physical well-being
  • Aunt Glegg always spoke to them in this loud, emphatic way, as if she considered them deaf, or perhaps rather idiotic; it was a means, she thought, of making them feel that they were accountable creatures, and might be a salutary check on naughty tendencies.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (41% in)
  • Mrs. Stelling had lately had her second baby, and as nothing could be more salutary for a boy than to feel himself useful, Mrs. Stelling considered she was doing Tom a service by setting him to watch the little cherub Laura while the nurse was occupied with the sickly baby.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (52% in)

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