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Word: benefit

Definition: advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits


Sentences Containing 'benefit'

As everything turned upon her, and revolved about her, they went out under the plane tree, and she carried the wine down for the special benefit of Mr. Lorry.
``And I wish my collection were larger for your benefit and my own credit; but I am an idle fellow, and though I have not many, I have more than I ever looked into.''
Your mother should have taken you to town every spring for the benefit of masters.''
This is not the sort of happiness which a man would in general wish to owe to his wife; but where other powers of entertainment are wanting, the true philosopher will derive benefit from such as are given.
Therefore we should receive the benefit of his light and heat with a corresponding trust and magnanimity.
`That's where the benefit of the bank comes in.
All were agreed upon one point, however: if Congress would make a sufficient appropriation, a colossal benefit would result.
Where you find one that pays like St. Anne you find a hundred and fifty that take the benefit of the statute.
`My opinion for the benefit of the citizens of New Orleans: The water is higher this far up than it has been since 8.
Villefort, who did not choose to reveal the whole secret, lest another should reap all the benefit of the disclosure, had yet communicated enough to cause him the greatest uneasiness.
``I did so, but he excused himself on account of Madame de Morcerf being obliged to go to Dieppe for the benefit of sea air.''
A journeyman who works by the piece is likely to be industrious, because he derives a benefit from every exertion of his industry.
A young man naturally conceives an aversion to labour, when for a long time he receives no benefit from it.
The public, too, might derive still greater benefit from it, if the constitution of those schools and colleges, in which education is carried on, was more reasonable than it is at present through the greater part of Europe.
The fruit-wall frequently surrounds the kitchen garden, which thus enjoys the benefit of an inclosure which its own produce could seldom pay for.
Hence the great benefit which the country has derived from this trade.
This benefit was not even confined to the countries in which they were situated, but extended more or less to all those with which they had any dealings.
Their own country, however, on account of its neighbourhood, necessarily derived the greatest benefit from this market.
The English, French, Swedes, and Danes, have all followed their example; so that no great nation of Europe has ever yet had the benefit of a free commerce to the East Indies.
It is a clog which, for the supposed benefit of some particular countries, embarrasses the pleasures and encumbers the industry of all other countries, but of the colonies more than of any other.
Other countries, however, notwithstanding all the invidious restraints by which it is meant to exclude them, frequently enjoy a greater share of the real benefit of it.
It is the industry which is carried on for the benefit of the rich and the powerful, that is principally encouraged by our mercantile system.
That which is carried on for the benefit of the poor and the indigent is too often either neglected or oppressed.
It is altogether for the benefit of the latter, that the former is obliged to pay that enhancement of price which this monopoly almost always occasions.
The third is the economical table, the result of the other two, which completes them both by perfecting their object; the great discovery of our age, but of which our posterity will reap the benefit.'
But when one man kills, wounds, beats, or defames another, though he to whom the injury is done suffers, he who does it receives no benefit.
The benefit of the person who does the injury is often equal to the loss of him who suffers it.
If it was for his own benefit only, that the bailiff had been guilty of an act of injustice, the sovereign himself might not always be unwilling to punish him, or to oblige him to repair the wrong.
It is very easy, where the judge is the principal person who can reap any benefit from them.
It is the easiest and most natural way in which the state can recompense them for hazarding a dangerous and expensive experiment, of which the public is afterwards to reap the benefit.
It is unjust that the whole society should contribute towards an expense, of which the benefit is confined to a part of the society.
First, do nothing at all, but what reason proceeding from that regal and supreme part, shall for the good and benefit of men, suggest unto thee.
To suffer change can be no hurt; as no benefit it is, by change to attain to being.
Wherein the end of everything doth consist, therein also doth his good and benefit consist.
The third and last, to them that we live and converse with: what use may be made of it, to their use and benefit.
To the stone that is cast up, when it comes down it is no hurt unto it; as neither benefit, when it doth ascend.
In social animals it will adapt the structure of each individual for the benefit of the whole community; if the community profits by the selected change.
This juice, though small in quantity, is greedily sought by insects; but their visits do not in any way benefit the plant.
Now let us see how this principle of benefit being derived from divergence of character, combined with the principles of natural selection and of extinction, tends to act.
Habit, and this almost implies that some benefit great or small is thus derived, would in all probability suffice for the work.
During the convalescence of animals, great benefit is derived from almost any change in their habits of life.
He thus adapts animals and plants for his own benefit or pleasure.
I have been a little indisposed through a certain scratching I came in for, not very much to the benefit of my nose; but it was nothing; for if there are enchanters who maltreat me, there are also some who defend me.
These arguments might be displayed at greater length, if any durable good or benefit to society could ever be expected to result from them.
I don't know how the household furniture came to be sold for the family benefit, or who sold it, except that I did not.
'You pretend to have bought it for yourself, but you have really done so to confer a benefit on him.
If she married and got rid of it, which was the best thing she could do, why don't you give her the benefit of the change?
You come to give me the benefit of your sober judgement at a most opportune time.
I doubt not the captain had this veracious picture taken for the benefit of his marines.
Nor are the most conscientious compilations of Natural History for the benefit of the young and tender, free from the same heinousness of mistake.

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