benign[ bih-nahyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF benign
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Gentleness and mercy should blend their benign influences with justice.
For a few moments she listened to them, feeling elderly and benign.
So, from their benign choice, he had really nothing to say to Lydia or Anne.
The expression of these benign features did not disgrace their symmetry.
It turned the great rough figure to a spirit, great and tender and benign.
Like the land elephants there was something about them terrible yet benign.
Then it was that Money seemed to her what it really is, a god, beautiful and benign.
"That is your modesty, my friend," said the Cabinet Minister with a benign smile.
Now he had seen with his own eyes the benign attitude of his former enemy.
Miss Jones's morning face was as benign as her evening countenance had been.
early 14c., from Old French benigne (12c., "kind, benign, merciful, gracious;" Modern French bénin, fem. bénigne), from Latin benignus "kindly, kindhearted, friendly, generous," literally "well born," from bene "well" (see bene-) + gignere "to bear, beget," from genus "birth" (see genus). For similar sense evolution, cf. gentle, kind (adj.), generous. Related: Benignly.
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