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benevolent
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
kind, generous, or charitable
  • There was at the time, in certain places, a doubt as to how benevolent the United States had been to its Little Brothers—Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua—and the editors and politicians were grateful to Martin for this proof of their sacrifice and tender watchfulness.
    Chapter 36 (44% in)
benevolent = kind or generous
  • Martin was warmed to benevolence toward mankind, including Angus Duer, who was at the end of the room at a table with Dean Silva and his silvery women.
    Chapter 7 (46% in)
  • Then behold the Dr. Martin Arrowsmith who had once infuriated Angus Duer and Irving Watters by his sarcasm on medical standards upholding to a lewdly grinning Bert Tozer the benevolence and scientific knowledge of all doctors; proclaiming that no medicine had ever (at least by any Winnemac graduate) been prescribed in vain nor any operation needlessly performed.
    Chapter 14 (69% in)
  • When Martin burst in and offered to do all the work for half the pay, Woestijne accepted with benevolence, assuring him that it would have a great effect on his private practice.
    Chapter 18 (2% in)
  • There was a surging of factions, a benevolent and winning buzz of scientists who desired to be the new Director of the Institute.
    Chapter 30 (24% in)
  • While he was supposed to radiate benevolence from the office recently occupied by Dr. A. DeWitt Tubbs, Gottlieb clung to his own laboratory and to his narrow office as a cat clings to its cushion under a table.
    Chapter 30 (51% in)
  • As representatives of Ross McGurk and his various works, evil and benevolent, they had the two suites de luxe on the boat deck.
    Chapter 32 (69% in)
  • But at dawn he was nursing the sick in the bright new canvas village, showing mammies how to use their camp-stoves, and in a benevolent way discussing methods of poisoning ground squirrels in their burrows.
    Chapter 34 (53% in)

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