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benevolent
used in Babbitt

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Definition
kind, generous, or charitable
  • "Wish there were more folks that were so generous with their machines," dutifully said the victim of benevolence.
    Chapter 3 (43% in)
benevolence = kindness and goodwill
  • By warmly taking Purdy's part, Babbitt persuaded the benevolent Mr. Lyte to reduce his price to twenty-one thousand dollars.
    Chapter 4 (95% in)
  • He was also no less an official than Esteemed Leading Knight in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and it was rumored that at the next election he would be a candidate for Exalted Ruler.
    Chapter 5 (28% in)
  • He'd get Paul released; he'd do things, vague but highly benevolent things, for Zilla; he'd be as generous as his friend Seneca Doane.
    Chapter 26 (38% in)
  • They sat in the back room of a saloon, and Babbitt had a headache, was confused by their new slang looked at them benevolently, wanted to go home, and had a drink—a good many drinks.
    Chapter 29 (68% in)

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