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Synonyms for benevolence

Synonyms for benevolence

Synonyms for benevolence

disposition to do good

an inclination to do kind or charitable acts

an act intending or showing kindness and good will


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The forms of politeness universally express benevolence in superlative degrees.
That the hateful man had come ill to Stone Court, and that her husband had chosen to remain there and watch over him, she allowed to be explained by the fact that Raffles had been employed and aided in earlier-days, and that this made a tie of benevolence towards him in his degraded helplessness; and she had been since then innocently cheered by her husband's more hopeful speech about his own health and ability to continue his attention to business.
A visit to the gaming-table--not as a heated, anxious venturer, but one whom it was quite a treat to see staking his two or three pieces in deference to the follies of society, and smiling with equal benevolence on winners and losers--made it late before he reached home.
The worst was, that with his big blue eyes, and his polished head, and his long white hair, and his bottle-green legs stretched out before him, terminating in his easy shoes easily crossed at the instep, he had a radiant appearance of having in his extensive benevolence made the drink for the human species, while he himself wanted nothing but his own milk of human kindness.
I shall surprise you very much, I have no doubt,' said Rose, naturally embarrassed; 'but you once showed great benevolence and goodness to a very dear young friend of mine, and I am sure you will take an interest in hearing of him again.
Do me the favour, my dear young lady, to leave entirely out of the question that goodness and benevolence of which you speak, and of which nobody else knows anything; and if you have it in your power to produce any evidence which will alter the unfavourable opinion I was once induced to entertain of that poor child, in Heaven's name put me in possession of it.
There was an entire absence of effusive benevolence in his manner; there was something almost cold in the gravity of his look and voice.
JEDDAH: A video clip on YouTube talking about benevolence toward foreign workers in the Kingdom has achieved nearly 700,000 views since its release about a month ago.
This technique allowed for die measurement of a continuous benevolence dimension as well as a continuous entitlement dimension.
The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.
But in recent times the club has been too reliant on the benevolence of Peter Johnson, and that cannot continue.
HE injection of funds into the Northern Rock TFoundation by Virgin Money is more than a welcome act of benevolence.
The generosity of our members exceeded the number of requests for Superstorm Sandy assistance, so the surplus funds will be used to start the MTNA Benevolence Fund.
She examines the ways that church membership and reading were often overlapping activities for postbellum-period girls, the community functions of women's antebellum benevolence organizations, the backlash against women speaking or preaching in church, and the emergence of postbellum organizations that gave women a voice in moral and political issues like temperance and abolition, as well as girls' reading habits, the conflicts between educational and novel reading, and parents' worries and desires to use reading to ensure proper behavior.
TRIM-18 consisted of subscales for forgiveness including unforgiveness, avoidance, revenge, and benevolence.