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used in The Fountainhead

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kind, generous, or charitable
  • He stood smiling benevolently in silence.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (32% in)
benevolently = kindly
  • His heavy face bore the benevolent, paternal smile that had always been his passkey and his trademark.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (15% in)
  • He remembered the magnificent voice he had heard in the lobby of the strike meeting, and he imagined a giant of a man, with a rich mane of hair, perhaps just turning gray, with bold, broad features of an ineffable benevolence, something vaguely like the countenance of God the Father.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (50% in)
  • He was accustomed to hostility; this kind of benevolence was more offensive than hostility.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (78% in)
  • He walked straight to her table, determined to act like an old friend who remembered nothing but her incredible benevolence.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (85% in)
  • But if a man worked well, he needed nothing else to win his employer's benevolence: it was granted, not as a gift, but as a debt.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (17% in)
  • Holcombe muttered a few benevolent generalities and escaped.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (64% in)
  • They all seemed remote and pure, far above him in the safety of their knowledge, but their faces had hints of smiling warmth, a benevolent invitation extended downward.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (63% in)
  • Toohey's eyes looked straight at him, dark, gentle, benevolent.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (70% in)
  • And for that instant, each man was free—free enough to feel benevolence for every other man in the room.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (30% in)

There are no more uses of "benevolent" in The Fountainhead.

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