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a. Generous in giving money or other help to the needy: "found her way to a charitable family, the kind who take in babies left on their front porch" (Rachel Simon).
b. Of, for, or concerned with charity: a charitable donation. See Synonyms at benevolent.
a. Lenient or forbearing in judging others.
b. Characterized by lenient or forbearing judgment: a charitable interpretation of the politician's remarks.

char′i·ta·ble·ness n.
char′i·ta·bly adv.
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Adv.1.charitably - in a charitable manner; "she treated him charitably"
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بِصورَةٍ خَيْرِيَّةٍ، بِتَصَدُّق
af kærleika/góîmennsku


[ˈtʃærɪtəblɪ] ADV [say, act] → caritativamente, con benevolencia
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advgroßzügig; say etcfreundlich
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[ˈtʃærɪtəblɪ] advin modo caritatevole
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(ˈtʃӕrəti) plural ˈcharities noun
1. kindness (especially in giving money to poor people). She gave clothes to the gypsies out of charity.
2. an organization set up to collect money for the needy, for medical research etc. Many charities sent money to help the victims of the disaster.
ˈcharitable adjective
1. (negative uncharitable) kind.
2. of a charity. a charitable organization.
ˈcharitably adverb
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In very many published narratives no little degree of attention is bestowed upon dates; but as the author lost all knowledge of the days of the week, during the occurrence of the scenes herein related, he hopes that the reader will charitably pass over his shortcomings in this particular.
I have come to look very differently and more charitably on what is called infamous since brother Nikolay has become what he know what he did..."
Ascending another step on the social ladder, she took her stand on the platform of patronage, and charitably looked down on me as an object of pity.
If it had not been for the kind offices of a lady who had been at the meeting, and who charitably called in at one or two houses and explained the reason of all this preparation, there would have been no sleep in many families.
"And then, really," said Baisemeaux to his next in command, "an ordinary prisoner is already unhappy enough in being a prisoner; he suffers quite enough, indeed, to induce one to hope, charitably enough, that his death may not be far distant.
During this time, the guards who had seized Cornelius busied themselves in charitably informing their prisoner of the usages and customs of Loewestein, which however he knew as well as they did.
Curiosity and admiration excited by her beauty; inquiries made about her; the story of the past discovered; Society charitably sorry for her; Society generously subscribing for her; and still, through all the years of her life, the same result in the end--the shadow of the old disgrace surrounding her as with a pestilence, isolating her among other women, branding her, even when she had earned her pardon in the sight of God, with the mark of an indelible disgrace in the sight of man: there was the prospect!
She felt quite charitably toward young Torry, as his hand bore her along and held her up in the dance; her eyes and cheeks had that fire of young joy in them which will flame out if it can find the least breath to fan it; and her simple black dress, with its bit of black lace, seemed like the dim setting of a jewel.
my darling Kit,' said his mother, whom Barbara's mother had charitably relieved of the baby, 'that I should see my poor boy here!'
The emperor said it was--but charitably advised him to go and hunt hares and not endanger so precious a life as his in an attempt which had brought death to so many of the world's most illustrious heroes.
There was the same sort of antithetic mixture in Martin Poyser: he was of so excellent a disposition that he had been kinder and more respectful than ever to his old father since he had made a deed of gift of all his property, and no man judged his neighbours more charitably on all personal matters; but for a farmer, like Luke Britton, for example, whose fallows were not well cleaned, who didn't know the rudiments of hedging and ditching, and showed but a small share of judgment in the purchase of winter stock, Martin Poyser was as hard and implacable as the north-east wind.
"Ah, madam," said Rochester, coming charitably to the help of his companion, who had remained, as we have said, behind, "if Parry cannot see your royal highness, the man who follows him is a sufficient guide, even for a blind man, for he has eyes of flame.

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