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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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Largess now runs Largess Forestry Inc., which cares for old-specimen trees on estates in Newport, RI.
Javeed Masood Ahmed Khan, the owner of the Largess Restaurant, attempted to hand over the management of the restaurant to Mr.
Their proposals, however, were usually labeled as liberal largess.
"As the fed's largess declined, the city's mandated obligation increased," he said.
Falwell has appeared at three previous Moon gatherings, including one in Uruguay in 1995, and he has relied on Moon's largess to bail him out of tight financial spots.
However, working-class women were not passive recipients of the sponsors' largess; from the beginning working-class women asserted their pride of ownership and independence as wage earners by renting club offices and paying monthly dues.
The largess of his plays is another matter, for we usually think about them in terms of copia - their wealth of positions, themes, characters, images, and language.
It was not until August 1990 that Iraq was excluded from the program-that is, until it marched into Kuwait, "facilitated" by hardware it had obtained through USDA's largess.
It wouldn't be a Canal District event without Robert Largess and his Belgian draft horses, and the carriage he usually takes people for tours in featured music by Nat Needle.
Ronald Reagan famously complained about "welfare queens," writes Stossel, "but he never told us that the biggest welfare queens are the already wealthy." Thus begins a tale of how such struggling down-and-outers as former Archer Daniels Midland CEO Dwayne Andreas, financier David Rockefeller, and a well-heeled broadcaster named John Stossel have benefited handsomely from government largess. In Stossel's case, you and I helped him rebuild an expensive beach house via heavily subsidized federal flood insurance.
The money comes from two state programs, both of which contain provisions including private schools in their largess.
It's a country awash in turmoil and tension, confronted by religious and secular bigotry at home and abroad, disiilusioned at world Jewry's failure to immigrate to Israel, mired in an intractable war with the Palestinians, still threatened by Syria and Iraq, surviving economically and militarily partly through American largess, isolated diplomatically everywhere.