• WordNet 3.6
    • adv benevolently in a benevolent manner "she looked on benevolently"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Nobel, actually invented dynamite, (Dynamite no.1 and Ballistite) but when he saw the destruction it caused, he decided to do something benevolent with all the money he made. Hence the Nobel Prize.
    • benevolently In a benevolent manner; with good will; kindly.
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  • Lope de Vega
    Lope de Vega
    “Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in countenance.”
  • John Updike
    “Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.”
  • Robert Burns
    “The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God.”
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite human beings, Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive.”


In literature:

It loves benevolence and hates malevolence.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
The whole party were soon established in the hospital at Scutari, and there pursued their labor of love and benevolence.
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
A benevolent man helps indigent beggars.
"English Grammar in Familiar Lectures" by Samuel Kirkham
Family religion must "show itself by its works" of Christian charity and benevolence to the poor, the sick and the distressed.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
That keen, benevolent glance of Dr. Senior's was like a gleam of sunlight piercing through the deepest recesses of my troubled spirit.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
The policeman bent with benevolence and politeness to listen to her tale.
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
This is getting the two first men in the State for talents and influence in benevolent effort.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
Twist, cogitating, as he continued benevolently to gaze at them.
"Christopher and Columbus" by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
He was not here teaching the importance of benevolence, but the duty of self-conquest.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
Buddhism is generous, benevolent, humane; it seeks to help others.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke

In poetry:

But, ye darling sons of Heaven,
Giving freely what was given;
You, whose liberal hands dispense
The blessings of benevolence:
"Inscription In A Beautiful Retreat Called Fairy Bower" by Hannah More
And words of peace shall soothe the woe
Which riches could not heal;
And sweet benevolence bestow
An aid which all must feel.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
Hence in warm youth, by scenes of virtue taught,
Honour exalts, and love expands the thought;
Hence pity, to peculiar grief assign'd,
Grows wide benevolence to all mankind.
"Of Public Spirit In Regard To Public Works: An Epistle, To His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wa" by Richard Savage
Kind shepherds wha watch wi' benevolent care
Owre the puir o' the flock—wha stint na nor spare
In labours o' love—ye are blest in your deed;
We honour, an' thank ye, an' bid ye God speed.
"The Feast of The "Munches"" by Janet Hamilton
Can it be one of Nature's benevolent tricks
That you grow hard of hearing as I grow prolix?
And that look of delight which would angels beguile
Is the deaf man's prolonged unintelligent smile?
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Dearest dream, my soul's enchantment Lovely guest from heav'n above,
Most benevolent attender
To the earthly realm below,
You gave me blissful satisfaction
Momentary but complete:
Bringing with you happy tidings - Like a herald from the skies.
"Lalla Ruk" by Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky

In news:

The story of the Deaf is the history of Deaf education, and is recounted in Harlan Lane's "When the Mind Hears," then analyzed in his "Mask of Benevolence".
Already, Apple's App Store has displayed the warning signs of a less-than-benevolent dictator .
Are you a benevolent dictator , as some have called you.
Durban II Double Standard Discussions of anti-Semitism are silenced, while Iran's benevolence remains unquestioned.
Giving credit isn't part of the fair-use analysis, but doing so may make your behavior look benevolent, which may help.
Photo Provided Charles Raymond (seated) waves at an acquaintance at a recent barbecue for veterans at Meadowbrook Healthcare, which was sponsored by Plattsburgh Lodge 621, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
GANESH THE BENEVOLENT edited by Pratapaditya Pal.
The New York City policemen's union, the Patrolman's Benevolent Association, has publicly turned against his candidacy.
The Putnamville Correctional Facility recently was awarded a $15,000 donation from the Indiana Horseman 's Benevolent and Protection Association, which will go toward the PCF Throughbread Retirement Foundation and Equine Management program.
The personality-building seed thought is "I rule because I exist," the words of the undeveloped and unintegrated personality, the "benevolent dictator," learning (stumbling) toward true leadership.
National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association affiliates in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia have announced results of elections for their boards of directors.
The Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association on Tuesday announced the purchase of about 100 acres in the southwest part of town for the new Lincoln Racecourse.
The Breakfast Flakes, Cat Country, SCHEELS and City Brew are proud to sponsor the Billings Fire Fighter Local 521 Rich DuVal Benevolent Fund for the 2011 Gun A Day Raffle .
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is asking Calder Casino & Race Course to call off a plan to charge grooms and hot walkers rent to live in rooms in the track's barn area.
We have a gracious God who bestows good upon us even when we forget His benevolence.

In science:

Then we extend the algorithm to cover several other cases of interval scheduling including monotone instances, C-benevolent instances and D-benevolent instances, giving the same competitive ratio.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
C- and D-benevolent instances where the weight of an interval is given by some ‘nice’ function of its length (convex increasing for C-benevolent, and decreasing for D-benevolent).
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
This and most other lower bounds for D-benevolent instances only work for a subclass of functions that satisfy a surjective condition.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
The precise way of defining the slots depends on the case being studied (equal-length, monotone, C- or D-benevolent instances).
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs
Once again, the algorithm for C-benevolent instances RAN -C consists of two deterministic algorithms A and B , each with probability 1/2 of being executed.
Improved Randomized Online Scheduling of Intervals and Jobs