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There was a wonderful air of benignity and patronage in his manner.

In like manner, his physiognomical expression seemed to teem with benignity.

“Just so,” Jake responded, with a ludicrous attempt at benignity.

He swore, and his benignity was eclipsed by wrathful memory.

The cardinal's smile had changed from one of benignity to one of guile.

He gave Mrs Smith a chair with a benignity to which she had no personal claim.

Now note the benignity of your Prince, and how easily bloodshed may be eschewed.

The "great mercy and benignity of the Prince" was no longer to shelter them.

They offer their services with all the benignity and cordiality possible.

I cannot describe the majesty of his bearing or the benignity of his appearance.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French benignité "goodness, kindness" (12c.), from Latin benignitatem (nominative benignitas), from benignus "kindly, kindhearted" (see benign).

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