1 Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.
2 Interpreting Hester Prynne's deportment as an appeal of this nature, society was inclined to show its former victim a more benign countenance than she cared to be favoured with, or, perchance, than she deserved.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
3 Things are going to get so bad under the benign rule of our good friend Rufus Bullock that Georgia is going to vomit him up.
4 This remark was not calculated to make Edward or Elinor more easy, nor to conciliate the good will of Lucy, who looked up at Marianne with no very benignant expression.
5 He had a fatherly, benignant way of showing his fondness for her, which seemed in itself to express a good man.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
6 He was nursing the baby, and appeared to be a benignant member of society.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
7 No notice was taken of Amy's flight, except by her mates, but the sharp-eyed demoiselles discovered that Mr. Davis was quite benignant in the afternoon, also unusually nervous.
8 As His disciple I adopt His pure, His merciful, His benignant doctrines.
9 "Here I am, pursuing you remorselessly," he said with a benignant smile.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
10 He wore a silk hat and a rich soft overcoat with a fur collar; and he smiled at Jurgis with benignant sympathy.
11 On her deathbed the fortitude and benignity of this best of women did not desert her.
12 The wild child, afloat once more on the tide of the old man's benignity, looked over her coffee cup at Giles, with whom she felt in conspiracy.
13 The good man contemplated the idiot benignly.
14 'Certainly, my boy; certainly,' said the gentleman in the white waistcoat: smiling benignly, and patting Noah's head, which was about three inches higher than his own.
15 I did not quite perceive the application of this fact to myself, but I smiled on Mrs. Crupp, as benignly as was in my power.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY