benignantly


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in a benign manner

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That's what I say,' retorted the collector, patting him benignantly on the side of the head with his umbrella; 'just what I say.
The guard stopped and pulled away at his cheroot, regarding Tom benignantly the while.
And you,' benignantly returned the Father of the Marshalsea.
Dismissed with those pleasing words, the old man took his broad hat and staff, and left the great presence: more as if he were some superior creature benignantly blessing Mr Fledgeby, than the poor dependent on whom he set his foot.
He panted for breath, and looked benignantly round upon his friends.
With these accompaniments we were left alone to finish the evening, my aunt sitting opposite to me drinking her wine and water; soaking her strips of toast in it, one by one, before eating them; and looking benignantly on me, from among the borders of her nightcap.
And now as he read stanzas that caused the soul to thrill within him, he lifted his eyes to the vast countenance beaming on him so benignantly.