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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BENEVOLENTLY

Mrs. Riley counted herself too benevolently shrewd for that.

"This is a very bad business, my dear fellow," he said benevolently.

Isaac laid a hand upon his shoulder and smiled at him benevolently.

"He can have his choice of any piece in the box," thought Jerry benevolently.

He was smiling as benevolently as if he could embrace the whole world.

Seeing him so ill, he benevolently offered the doctor his bed.

He seemed to survey them benevolently through his spectacles.

She took a large bite of pie, and regarded Peggy benevolently.

Romashov glanced at them, too, benevolently, but not one of them took the slightest notice of him.

Never mind, said I to him, benevolently, at what loss you sell.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "wishing to do good, kindly," from Middle French benivolent and directly from Latin benevolentem (nominative benevolens) "wishing (someone) well, benevolent," related to benevolentia "good feeling" (see benevolence). Related: Benevolently.

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