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Thus was Turkey humiliated and Russia benefited, having obtained her demands.

Neither were any of the people who had benefited by this money.

Let us try again, and show Mrs. Lofty that we have benefited by your instruction.

Is there any one that wishes to be injured rather than benefited by his associates?

And is there anyone who would rather be injured than benefited by those who live with him?

If a man knows how to use his friends so as to be benefited by them, what of these?

Colombo seems to be progressing, and to have benefited greatly by the railway.

Then you ask us to believe that we have benefited by our union with England!

If I were not the one to be benefited by it, I'd put it to him forcibly enough.

It was quite the rule for all my Yankee cousins to do this, and they all benefited by it.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.