Part of speech: noun

Desire for the good of others; charitableness; charity; humanity.

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Usage examples "benevolence":

  1. I now hope through your benevolence to attain the wishes of my heart; I shall then be satisfied. - "Bagh O Bahar, Or Tales of the Four Darweshes", Mir Amman of Dihli.
  2. A double purpose is served by this; for the active benevolence which is eager to work in the cause, is thus turned into a harmless and convenient channel. - "An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans", Lydia Maria Child.
  3. I was extremely pleased, as we rid along, to observe the general benevolence of all the neighborhood towards my friend. - "Composition-Rhetoric", Stratton D. Brooks.