- benevolent and protective order of elks,
- benevolent sexism,
- beneš, eduard
Origin of benevolent
Examples from the Web for benevolent
They are often characterized as benevolent and admirable; when we do the same, we are angry and unreasonable.
Once in power, they often hired gifted artists to portray them in flattering and benevolent poses.
Help with onerous conditions is not help so much as benevolent coercion.
If you have a great person in charge then a benevolent dictator is wonderful.What Joan Rivers Said She Would Do If She Were Dictator of America|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
CrossFitters work out in groups, moving to the demands of a benevolent taskmaster.
And I hadn't asked the benevolent old gentleman where he lived.
The Seigneur took a pinch of snuff, and the Cure, whose mind was benevolent, listened with the gravest interest.The Right of Way, Complete|Gilbert Parker
We observed more than one benevolent lady weeping pearls over indefinite things that had vainly struggled to become porkers.
The "too-many-shirts" cry, which so revolted the benevolent heart of Mr. Carlyle twenty years since, has ceased to be heard.
Many free, benevolent features of the school were now seriously endangered for lack of sufficient public support.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Word Origin for benevolent
mid-15c., "wishing to do good, kindly," from Middle French benivolent and directly from Latin benevolentem (nominative benevolens) "wishing (someone) well, benevolent," related to benevolentia "good feeling" (see benevolence). Related: Benevolently.