Definition: kindly; doing good
Definition: kindly; doing good
Sentences Containing 'beneficent'
If the cloud that hangs over the engine were the perspiration of heroic deeds, or as beneficent as that which floats over the farmer's fields, then the elements and Nature herself would cheerfully accompany men on their errands and be their escort.
``After the germs of virtue have thus been prevented many times from developing themselves, then the beneficent breath of evening does not suffice to preserve them.
But whiskey, you see, was the van leader in this beneficent work.
Faria, the beneficent and cheerful companion, with whom he was accustomed to live so intimately, no longer breathed.
Joy to hearts which have suffered long is like the dew on the ground after a long drought; both the heart and the ground absorb that beneficent moisture falling on them, and nothing is outwardly apparent.
I consult them when doubtful, and if I ever do any good, it is due to their beneficent counsels.
If the Divine is faithful, he also must be faithful; if free, he also must be free; if beneficent, he also must be beneficent; if magnanimous, he also must be magnanimous.
If I might choose, I would be found doing some deed of true humanity, of wide import, beneficent and noble.
This has been boldly called a beneficent arrangement, in order that the young cuckoo may get sufficient food, and that its foster-brothers may perish before they had acquired much feeling!
Quiteria belonged to Basilio and Basilio to Quiteria by the just and beneficent disposal of heaven.
Many kindly and beneficent acts are related of Greswell, whose 'chief characteristics were great and varied learning, boundless benevolence, and a childlike simplicity'.
In Hawaiian mythology, Nuakea is a beneficent goddess of milk and lactation.
His election proved a turning-point in the history of the country, which, under his beneficent and tactful guidance, became peaceful and prosperous and, in some respects, a model state.
Its origins are entwined with the religious and beneficent brotherhoods ("irmandades") organized by the Roman Catholic Church among ethnic Yoruba slaves, the Order of Our Lady of the Good Death ("Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte"), for women, and the Order of Our Lord of the Martyrdom ("Nosso Senhor dos Martírios"), for men.
From the beginning, Comstock intended Syracuse University and the Highlands to develop as an integrated whole; a contemporary account described the latter as "a beautiful town...springing up on the hillside and a community of refined and cultivated membership...established near the spot which will soon be the center of a great and beneficent educational institution."
More Vocab Words::: breach - breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
::: emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
::: peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
::: egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
::: collusion - conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: negligence - neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care
::: corporeal - bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly