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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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They found men whose answers led to them being classed as benevolently sexist smiled more while playing the quiz game and chatting.
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.
And I know that some women find it benevolently sexist and utterly patronising.
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.
I forge a path where, together, the boys benevolently rule the world, each in his own way.
Many people of religious and non-religious beliefs are now under real threat of prosecution for opposing modern humanist and secularist attitudes and laws, and those of us who hold traditional values of family life are being forced to keep company and smile benevolently at family gatherings where family members have same-sex partners, or are unmarried heterosexual partners.
The council then stepped in (benevolently it seemed at the time) to buy the land, sparking a relationship with the football club that was only ever going to lead to divorce.
The larger than life leaders look sternly, benevolently but mostly prominently down on their subjects from banners hanging down buildings, billboards atop large structures and in central squares.
The canopy is sucked into an approaching tornado and Oscar crash-lands in a wondrous realm, where ancient prophecy decrees that a wizard will fall from the sky and reign benevolently over Oz.
The canopy is sucked into an approaching tornado and Oscar crash-lands in a wondrous realm, where ancient prophecy decrees a wizard will fall from the sky and reign benevolently over Oz.
The Macedonian authorities view benevolently the proposal of the European Commissioner.
Just like the rest of us, the referee had finally seen enough, benevolently bringing an end to a hopeless encounter with the final whistle.