Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: benevolence
IPA transcription: [bən'ɛvələns]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: benevolence, benefaction
    Meaning: an act intending or showing kindness and good will
  • Synonyms: benevolence
    Meaning: an inclination to do kind or charitable acts
  • Synonyms: benevolence
    Meaning: disposition to do good
Usage examples
  • "This was then the reward of my benevolence!
  • Benevolence degenerates into tyranny, and admiration into servility.
  • Lady Fawn was known as a miracle of Virtue, Benevolence, and Persistency.
  • Benevolence attends both; but is connected with love in a more eminent degree.
  • But ,pray without ceasing, that you may sing from pure benevolence and not from pure self-love."
  • His forgiveness of injuries, and thus His splendid benevolence, had not yet come to its climax and crown till He said on the cross, 'Father, forgive them'.
  • Butler says in one deep place, that benevolence and justice and veracity are the basis of all good character in God and in man, and thus also in the God-man.
  • But disinterested benevolence can find other instruments to persuade people to their good, than whips and scourges, either of the literal or the metaphorical sort.
  • Let us encourage benevolence and gentleness and if he wishes to go without the fur-trimmed coat, why not do as he asks?" Mrs. Ellis kissed her husband and quietly left the room.