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They might have been of pity, but were not so charitably interpreted.

"Perhaps she's only tired though," thought Janie charitably.

"It's a very natural one, I am afraid," said Mr. Everett charitably.

She thought she saw through all this, and she could interpret it all charitably.

The farmer believed the falsehood, and charitably gave them a good dinner.

Charitably, almost chivalrously, he imagined, he gave her a thought.

Not that we should judge proud spirits otherwise than charitably.

So charitably was he minded, indeed, that he hardly left her at all except at meal-times.

It is all over, and I want to think only charitably, only kindly.

Unfortunately, you are not always so charitably inclined towards me.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, in reference to the Christian virtue, from Old French charitable, from charité (see charity). Meaning "liberal in treatment of the poor" is from c.1400; that of "inclined to impute favorable motives to others" is from 1620s. Related: Charitableness; charitably.

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