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benevolent
used in To the Lighthouse

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Definition
kind, generous, or charitable
  • Then he would look up benevolently as always, from his smoky vague green eyes.
    3 — The Lighthouse (52% in)
  • ...his eyes blinked, as if he would have liked to reply kindly to these blandishments (she was seductive but a little nervous) but could not, sunk as he was in a grey-green somnolence which embraced them all, without need of words, in a vast and benevolent lethargy of well-wishing; all the house; all the world; all the people in it, for he had slipped into his glass at lunch a few drops of something, which accounted, the children thought, for the vivid streak of canary-yellow in moustache...
    1 — The Window (6% in)

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