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benevolent
used in The Age of Innocence

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Definition
kind, generous, or charitable
  • Mrs. van der Luyden shone on her with the dim benevolence which was her nearest approach to cordiality,
    Chapter 33 (47% in)
benevolence = kindness and generosity

(editor's note:  cordiality implies a warmth that, often accompanies the missing word, but in this case does not.)
  • Mr. van der Luyden paused again, and continued with increasing benevolence: "Before taking him down to Maryland we are inviting a few friends to meet him here—only a little dinner—with a reception afterward.
    Chapter 7 (84% in)
  • On his face it became a mild benevolence which Mrs. Archer's countenance dutifully reflected.
    Chapter 10 (93% in)

There are no more uses of "benevolent" in The Age of Innocence.

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