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When everything looked at its worst, then all seemed to change for our benefit.

To how many thousands of our countrymen has it proved a benefit?

They do not change the nature of truth and her capability and destiny to benefit mankind.

She considered, giving him, after her kindly way, the benefit of the doubt.

Does every one who receives the sacraments derive a benefit from them?

Without faith, no one can obtain any benefit from the sacraments.

Allis gave Jockey Redpath the benefit of her knowledge of Lauzanne's peculiarities.

Here are children in abundance, and what benefit could have accrued to me from his purchasing Vernon?

She was accordingly sold for the benefit of the underwriters.

One who receives a benefit from another, or is otherwise an object of charity.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "good or noble deed," also "advantage, profit," from Anglo-French benfet "well-done," from Latin benefactum "good deed," from bene facere (see benefactor). Meaning "performance or entertainment to raise money for some charitable cause" is from 1680s.

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