Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Characterized by benevolence; kindly; charitable.

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Usage examples "benevolent":

  1. In the afternoon we had a visit from a neighboring farmer, who, I believe, had been summoned with the benevolent intent that he should enlighten or entertain the stranger. - "Border and Bastille", George A. Lawrence.
  2. But it was said in respect to him that he was a benevolent gentleman; and but a year or two since very many in the neighbourhood would have declared him to be especially the poor man's friend. - "The Landleaguers", Anthony Trollope.
  3. The Benevolent Lady had been in the House telling his Mother that it was a Glorious Privilege to wash for a Living. - "Fables in Slang", George Ade.