Beneficently

Definitions

  • The Madonnas, under their iron canopies, looked down, serene and beneficent
    The Madonnas, under their iron canopies, looked down, serene and beneficent
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Beneficently In a beneficent manner; with beneficence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • beneficently In a beneficent manner.
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Usage

In literature:

The Datatario still enriched itself by the composition of benefices, and the Camera by the composition of crimes.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
He sees that the laws to which we must submit are both inexorable and beneficent.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Even the beneficent Ea is associated with monsters and furies.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
A most beneficent work was set on foot in the foundation of Charity Schools.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
If you had what you deserve, you would be turned out of your benefice, and then you would be made to know your fault.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
The scheme was beneficent, and, incidentally, cheerful.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
Once Geoffry had appealed to his father to help him to change his benefice, but had experienced a harsh refusal.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
Buyer of benefice must discharge duties, 40.
"The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242" by Hammurabi, King of Babylon
To secure salvation it was enough to be charitable, chaste, and beneficent.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Beneficence, to be perfect, must shew itself by delivering the oppressed.
"Westminster Sermons with a Preface" by Charles Kingsley
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In poetry:

Now seem the hours to be brooding
In still, beneficent rest,
And with a quieter motion
Heaves now the laboring breast.
"Autumn Days" by Franz Emanuel August Von Geibel
Be honest, kindly, simple, true;
Seek good in all, scorn but pretence;
Whatever sorrow come to you,
Believe in Life's Beneficence!
"The World's All Right" by Robert W Service
Beneficent and kind old man,
Accept our humble tributes now,
And when is run thine earthly span,
May fadeless wreathes entwine thy brow.
"Goderich" by Thomas Frederick Young
Or was it part of an eternal law?
Then how ineffably beneficent!
Each thought excites an ecstasy of awe,
A rapture rending the mind's firmament.
"Long Odds" by Aleister Crowley
Float out, oh flag, above a smiling Land!
Float out, oh flag, above a peaceful sod!
Float out, oh flag, thy staff within the hand
Beneficent of God!
"Arms And The Man - The Flag Of The Republic" by James Barron Hope
Wherefore this old philanthropist, this shrewd old farming man,
He sat him down and pondered long, and thus evolved a plan -
A simple scheme, beneficent, and calculated so
That it would guard the interests of Josiah, Jim and Joe.
"Dad's Philanthropic Plan" by C J Dennis

In news:

In a world where the gap between the haves and the have-nots is often painfully apparent, beneficent and philanthropic efforts by some of the world's wealthiest sound pretty good.
John Muir, who dubbed the snow-capped Sierra the "Range of Light," and whose musings about their divinity shaped his generation's faith in nature's holy beneficence, spent a lot of time in Los Angeles.
John Muir , who dubbed the snow-capped Sierra the "Range of Light," and whose musings about their divinity shaped his generation's faith in nature's holy beneficence, spent a lot of time in Los Angeles.
The beneficent reign of divine Love is always near.
BEFORE millions of television viewers, under the dewy and beneficent gaze of Oprah Winfrey, the two of them traded moony glances.
"One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness ,is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.".
Today's Washington is more interested in exploiting such beneficence.
All hail Mitt the Mighty, or perhaps Barack the Beneficent.
An erratic genius and his sober-sided partner made their product a household necessity and built fortunes which their numerous progeny have spent in ways both beneficent and bizarre.
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