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pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

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characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects

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Incorporation of the Double Jeopardy Clause against the states has obviated the need for a doctrine that protects against unilateral state obstructionism, and expanded federal criminal jurisdiction has challenged a core presumption of the doctrine that "the benignant spirit in which the institutions both of the state and federal systems are administered" is "almost certain" to prevent double punishment for "essentially the same" acts, except "in instances of peculiar enormity, or where the public safety demanded extraordinary rigor.
For Huxley, at any rate, psychedelics such as mescaline and LSD bolstered his faith in an essentially benignant mystical universe, one in which the body, and for that matter the material world, was not fallen or sinful, but a part of the impersonal godhead he referred to as the "divine Ground.
The light travels slowly from point to point along the three axes that these movements describe, and in so doing casts shadows of the wire mesh onto the walls; these moving shadows make the walls appear to recede and stop and come closer and reverse, a vertiginous and not entirely benignant effect, especially when accompanied by the relentless grinding sound of the mechanism .
The sensitive and intelligent and benignant inheritor of a country estate is torn between prospective suitors, lonely in her eerie, threatened by irrational revolutionaries, looking desperately to make peace with the new order in turbulent times.
conceded the possibility, but hedged that "the benignant spirit in
And it is particularly pleasing to observe in the good citizenship of such as have been most distrusted and oppressed elsewhere, a happy illustration of the safety & success of this experiment of a just & benignant policy.
When the apples were all gathered and pumpkins were rolled in from many a hill in billows of gold, and the corn was husked, and the labors of the season were done, and the warm late days of Indian Summer came in, dreamy and calm and still, with just enough frost to crisp the ground of morning, but with warm trace of benignant, sunny hours at noon, there came over the community a sort of genial repose of spirit - a sense of something accomplished, and a new golden mark made in advance - and the deacon began to say to the minister, of a Sunday, "I suppose it's about time for the Thanksgiving proclamation.
But when the hour of mine adventure's near Just and benignant, let my youth appear Bearing a Chalice, open, golden, wide, With benediction graven on its side.
With all her yearning to know what was afar from her and to be widely benignant," the narrator tells us, "[Dorothea] ha[s] ardour enough for what [is] near" (183) if Casaubon would entrust himself to her.
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By benignant fever-paroxysms is Life rooting out the deep-seated chronic Disease, and triumphs over Death.
And if the latter, why should the debts he incurred on behalf of Iraq in his more benignant youth be branded odious twenty years later?
She will recommend the general cause by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example.
Let it roll on full flood, inexorable, irresistible, benignant, to broader lands and better days.
Bright in his hand, the sword of justice gleam'd, But mercy from his eyes benignant beam'd, And mercy won the cause; the savage band Forsook their haunts, and bow'd to his command And where the warrior's arm in vain assail'd, His gender skill o'er brutal force prevail'd.