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benevolence

(bĕ-nĕv′ŏ-lĕns) [L. benevolentia, good will]
The desire to act in a good, kindly manner toward others.
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Now he is everywhere in Ashgabat, a city of 500,000 people, smiling benevolently from posters and murals.
The Greater Kailash II Durgotsav has an elegant but modest Durga Maa and her children benevolently looking at devotees.
It was worth buying the Mirror (October 7) just to read the story about the lady who so benevolently handed over PS20 to elderly Arthur Bennett, who had forgotten his wallet in Aldi.
For Muslims, these include perfecting one's work and dealing with others decently and benevolently," he said.
Examples of hostile sexism included agreeing that women tend to exaggerate problems at work, while someone who is benevolently sexist will believe women should be rescued before men from a sinking ship.
Specifically, this definition captures the conflict between interfering with an individual's choices and treating the individual benevolently, without making paternalism permissible or impermissible by definition.
Sir Patrick Moore will have been smiling benevolently from above when the introductory chords of Sibelius's incidental music to Maeterlinck's play, Pelleas and Melisande, rang out as At The Castle Gate became the theme music to the BBC's The Sky at Night.
But first we must all stop misguidedly believing these companies benevolently give us something for nothing.
Post-9/11 has been, therefore, turned into a massive "trial period" of whether the political leadership across the world would be alarmed enough about a dark future, and would benevolently lead the masses across the divides of faith to be closer to one another.
This also means that followers always hold out hope that the people who climb to the top will have their interests at heart, be competent, and behave benevolently towards them.
By being absorbed into this aspect of Nirvana, I become a cog in the machine that also benevolently and unblinkingly accepts the nauseating 'cool' of cashiers who chew gum with open mouths, and find more interest in shaking their booties than getting the transaction completed.