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benign

Pathol (of a tumour, etc.) not threatening to life or health; not malignant

benign

[bə′nīn]
(medicine)
Of no danger to life or health.
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Apart from that, he had but one thought: to complete his written appeal to the benign powers who, traversing the haunted wood, might some time rescue him if he should be denied the blessing of annihilation.
When the people's minds had had a little time to cool, they were ready enough to acknowledge their mistake in imagining a similarity between General Blood-and-Thunder's truculent physiognomy and the benign visage on the mountain-side.
For- in shame and sadness do I speak it, Ernest- -I am not worthy to be typified by yonder benign and majestic image.
But more than these, there were half a dozen lions from London--authors, real authors, who had written whole books, and printed them afterwards--and here you might see 'em, walking about, like ordinary men, smiling, and talking--aye, and talking pretty considerable nonsense too, no doubt with the benign intention of rendering themselves intelligible to the common people about them.
Reuter's eyes were raised to mine with a look at once naive, benign, and beseeching.
Then the sun came out, and under its benign influence we forgot the hardships of the night and went off in search of breakfast.
For a few moments she listened to them, feeling elderly and benign.
McCaskey reckoned that the benign May moon had softened the breast of his spouse.
And yet, if you could only see the benign smile of the original
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