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 Meanings and Examples of BENEVOLENT
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benevolent
 a.  generous in providing aid to others; charitable
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  My mother's tender caresses and my father's smile of benevolent pleasure while regarding me are my first recollections.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  Their benevolent disposition often made them enter the cottages of the poor.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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3  Your father's health is vigorous, and he asks but to see you, but to be assured that you are well; and not a care will ever cloud his benevolent countenance.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
4  During all that period she appeared to me the most amiable and benevolent of human creatures.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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5  I had begun life with benevolent intentions and thirsted for the moment when I should put them in practice and make myself useful to my fellow beings.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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6  I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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7  The silver hair and benevolent countenance of the aged cottager won my reverence, while the gentle manners of the girl enticed my love.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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8  They performed towards him every little office of affection and duty with gentleness, and he rewarded them by his benevolent smiles.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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9  I was soon introduced into the presence of the magistrate, an old benevolent man with calm and mild manners.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
10  The Doctor nodded his benevolent head.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
11  It was a set made up of elderly, ugly, benevolent, and godly women, and clever, learned, and ambitious men.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 4
12  Moreover, in the infancy of the first Australian settlement, the emigrants were several times saved from starvation by the benevolent biscuit of the whale-ship luckily dropping an anchor in their waters.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
13  This procedure of theirs, to be sure, was very disinterested and benevolent of them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
14  Certain it was that he gave her unlimited scope in all her benevolent efforts for the comfort, instruction, and improvement of her servants, though he never took any decided part in them himself.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
15  "Pity, now, Tom couldn't," said Aunt Chloe, on whose benevolent heart the idea of Tom's benighted condition seemed to make a strong impression.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  Mr. Fezziwig was a benevolent employer, who wished to make Christmas merrier for young Scrooge and his other employees.
2  Several wealthy and benevolent individuals in the county subscribed largely for the erection of a more convenient building in a better situation.
3  How could a benevolent king turn overnight into a despot?
4  The company has proved to be a most benevolent employer.
5  He was a benevolent old man, he wouldn't hurt a fly.