beneficently


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be·nef·i·cent

 (bə-nĕf′ĭ-sənt)
adj.
1. Characterized by or performing acts of kindness or charity.
2. Producing benefit; beneficial.

[Probably from beneficence, on the model of such pairs as benevolent, benevolence.]

be·nef′i·cent·ly adv.
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This I say, Sancho, that thou attribute not the favour thou hast received to thine own merits, but give thanks to heaven that disposes matters beneficently, and secondly thanks to the great power the profession of knight-errantry contains in itself.
Soothingly, like the gentle rustling of the leaves; and genially, like the ripening weather; and radiantly and beneficently, like the sunshine, he went on.
Dorothea had little vanity, but she had the ardent woman's need to rule beneficently by making the joy of another soul.
beneficently, (198) but of course that willingness is voluntary and not
She flits silently from shrine to shrine, beneficently stopping at orphanages to pay for medical bills, massaging the spiritual soul of the country back to health.
Smile beneficently as they watch whatever brain-numbing nonsense they want and indulge the teenagers in their worryingly bizarre choices.
It is unclear whether they are more beneficently motivated to benefit Americans than NFL players are to benefit their fans.
Cost is not just a factor in the EFM space; in virtually every category this year, analysts were harder than ever on vendors whose costs seemed just a little too high and smiled beneficently on vendors that kept prices under control.
Taking one such personification as an example, this inner struggle can be summarized in simple terms: They hoped that the callousness and violent resentments of the barbarians would be softened by contact with Minerva, that nurturing goddess of wisdom and war who loomed beneficently in so many of their speeches and only warred with ignorance.
God is understood to have conferred a dignity on human beings, and to have commanded people to treat one another justly and beneficently.
Even in trying to beneficently help others through providing positive expectations or the medically-relevant placebo effect, not being completely transparent or honest can be uniquely useful.
To respect others, we must act beneficently and generously toward them, not just refrain from taking their freedom.