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adjective as in beneficial

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To optimize for science, we need a beneficent technocrat in charge.

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Carmakers have noted their moves toward electrification, their commitments to sustainability during the manufacturing process, and their general insistence on beneficent environmental stewardship.

I think if we teach machines to be creative, then they’ll be beneficent toward us, rather than just keeping us around as household pets.

He is the hyperkinetic, beneficent godfather of freed-heel skiing the Canaan Valley.

NO thoughtful man can fail to appreciate its beneficent effect upon our institutions and people.

There is a beneficent heat wave of attention returning to the subject of Thelonious Monk.

Christians declare that the divine origin and truth of their religion are proved by its beneficent results.

In the beneficent arrangements of Divine love to the young, the latter is first extended.

A most beneficent work was set on foot in the foundation of Charity Schools.

Perhaps, too, I may be called to effect so beneficent a work, the humble instrument of a gracious God.

The poem was simple and optimistic—it told of the beneficent qualities of rain, as it would appear to one whose roof did not leak.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to beneficent, such as: altruistic, benevolent, benign, big-hearted, charitable, and compassionate.

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