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benevolence

(in the Middle Ages) a forced loan or contribution exacted by English kings from their nobility and subjects
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Through her, Sandy is benevolently introduced to the concept of ecological footprints, "the mark you leave on the world.
Jupiter is shining benevolently on you and, with the new Moon in your career zone, anything you've been trying to get offthe ground will blast into orbit.
For many years we have benevolently believed the statements arriving from Athens and coming from the authority, the opposition, think-tank, journalists and all the others, that Macedonia and Greece as neighbors will have excellent relations, that it is in the interest of Greece to help Macedonia, and that for this to happen only a joint effort is needed, a prefix to the name Republic of Macedonia for international use, in order not to humiliate totally the Greek politics and close down the issue.
If Kim Jong Il is aware of what his people need most and is so benevolently resolved to change their lot, we are sorry that he is doing just the opposite of what is normally required of a regime facing such adversity.
Nevertheless, Tripoli was given a facelift, thousands of palm trees were planted along the seafront and the Brother Leader smiled benevolently from hundreds of posters.
THE sun continued to beat down at Trent Bridge yesterday and upon few cricketers did it shine more benevolently than Mal Loye.
In 1955, the most prominent public intellectual of his day, Walter Lippmann, defined the public interest as "what men would choose if they saw clearly, thought rationally, acted disinterestedly and benevolently.
For example, nurse executives benevolently and consistently find ways to manage the quality of life for residents who live with multiple complex cognitive and physical issues in bodies with failing organs.
Passing a line of benign-looking cops who benevolently directed all of us down 16th Street, we marched.
It's better to benevolently skim over than try to get involved in things that have nothing to do with me.
What is perhaps the most worrying feature of a serial so popular is the complete lack of a positive and proactive female role model, for in the reactionary world of Bab el-Hara, the women know their place, and in this world of male ego and fantasy wish fulfillment, patriarchy rules firmly and benevolently, with women being cast in the role gossips and the more proactive women are cast as the villains who tear apart the community and destroy the idyllic world, virtues and social relationships of the menfolk, and at the same time ruining the rose-tinted visions of that society.