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But one of them, the distraction of seeing the world, is innocent and beneficial.

It was very certain that the exercise he was giving his brain must be beneficial.

Its effects were, however, beneficial to the villagers who survived.

He did not see the beauty, the nobleness of it, nor yet its beneficial power.

Medicine may have a bad taste, and yet have beneficial results.

We must all go where we think we can be of the most benefit to the Cause, and do that which will be most beneficial.

But domestic work and moderate exercise of the body are beneficial.

The effort is not only laudable, but will, I have no doubt, be productive of the most beneficial results.

The good are the beneficial, and the bad are the hurtful, and we should choose the one and avoid the other.

You would say that a thing which is beneficial to one is sometimes hurtful to another?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "helpful, advantageous," from Middle French bénéficial and directly from Latin beneficialis "pertaining to a favor," from beneficium (see benefice). Related: Beneficially.

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