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Usage examples for benignant

  1. Then, breaking into a benignant smile, he shook hands with the waiter warmly, turned in silence, mounted his horse and rode off after the native cart, which had already started. – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. In truth, she found an extraordinary pleasure in being thus free to talk to some one who was equally wise and equally benignant the mother of her earliest childhood, whose silence seemed to answer questions that were never asked. – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  3. It was a real delight to have one of those good, hearty, happy, benignant old clergymen pass the Sunday, with us, and I can remember some whose advent made the day feel almost like " Thanksgiving." – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  4. " You wrong the beautiful and benignant sun, Wynnette, dear," said Miss Meeke, coming up behind them. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  5. The spirit of liberty seemed to have been typified in the fair form of the benignant and unhappy Jacqueline, and to be buried in her grave. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  6. But when did a human being ever exercise an influence more salutary and benignant – Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey by Washington Irving
  7. Which is more certainly the stay of the city, the swift chivalrous chemist or the benignant all- providing grocer? – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  8. " By no means," returned Charlie, with that benignant smile that always accompanied his opposition in argument. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. With a gleam of hope Mildred saw the expression of the judge's face change as he listened, and when at last he replied, in tones so low that none could hear them save he to whom they were addressed, she saw that look which wins all hearts- the benignant aspect of one who might condemn for evil, but who would rather win and save from evil. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  10. The monk, who seemed to be of a very kind and benignant disposition, said little. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  11. She had almost exactly the same benignant smile that Constance had. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  12. It appeared to me that one touched the primitive and idyllic side of life: lively, sturdy, and simple, with nature about us at once benignant and austere. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  13. His complexion was that of a man constantly exposed to the sun- sandy or freckled, contemporaries called it- but his features were clean- cut and strong and his expression was always kindly and benignant – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson
  14. Though the consequences of the treaty have been of the most benignant nature to Europe, still the Papal See has, through all periods maintained, with unabated animosity, its original opposition to the invaluable treaty. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  15. Hamilton stretched forward his wooden sceptre to the queen with benignant haste and dignity. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. There is none of his observation, and none of his sense of a benignant 'presence far more deeply interfused'; but there is the voice of the heart's roots, crying out to its home in the earth. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  17. " There are some, however, whom I love and honor," he said, in a benignant tone, " who honestly earn their bread, who deserve all the success that comes to them, and always keep a warm corner in their noble hearts for those less blest than they. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  18. This, without reproach to himself, concerns the inward cause whereby the one who is placed to you in the relation of an affectionate and ever- resourceful son found unexpectedly that he had lost the benignant full face of a lady of exalted title. – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
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