benignantly


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be·nig·nant

 (bĭ-nĭg′nənt)
adj.
1. Favorable; beneficial.
2. Kind and gracious.

be·nig′nant·ly adv.
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Adv.1.benignantly - in a benign manner; "this drug is benignly soporific"
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She picked herself up in the old leisurely manner, lazily active, and looked around her benignantly, like a cow: our dear wild one safely tethered at last with a rope of children.
Santos smiled again, benignantly enough this time: in contemplation also: as an artist smiles upon his work.
Don't you know,' said Miss Monflathers, 'that it's very naughty and unfeminine, and a perversion of the properties wisely and benignantly transmitted to us, with expansive powers to be roused from their dormant state through the medium of cultivation?
Among them, quivering to and fro between gloom and splendor, appeared faces that would be seen next day at the council board of the province, and others which, Sabbath after Sabbath, looked devoutly heavenward, and benignantly over the crowded pews, from the holiest pulpits in the land.
Again Helen laughed at her, benignantly strewing her with handfuls of the long tasselled grass, for she was so brave and so foolish.