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  • When we dance, you must look on with interest and again smile benignly. Cited from Patty's Butterfly Days, by Carolyn Wells
  • She smiled upon them both benignly and made for the door. Cited from The Highwayman, by H.C. Bailey
  • So he put his hand in his pocket and found his sixpence and walked up to her benignly. Cited from A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • There was need; for spring which touched the earth so benignly had not passed me by. Cited from The Strolling Saint, by Rafael Sabatini
  • She looked benignly upon them and continued to smile. Cited from The Black Douglas, by S. R. Crockett
  • Others continued to keep slaves, but treated them more benignly.
  • The speaker smiled benignly down upon them; lifting them up in his arms he stood the little boys upon the table. Cited from Miss Minerva and William Green Hill,by F.B.Calhoun
  • More benignly, a spirit may appear to a family member in a dream and request a spouse.
  • The Cure looked at her benignly: she was a woman, and she had loved the man. Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • A little later I will become benignly visible. Cited from The Tracer of Lost Persons, by Robert W. Chambers
  • Mrs. Bennington, who had long since grown to love her daughter-in-law, smiled benignly. Cited from Half a Rogue, by Harold MacGrath
  • Her face made it evident that this was no merely conventional speech, and the president looked down upon her benignly through his glasses. Cited from Mr. Pat's Little Girl, by Mary F. Leonard
  • Then he smiled benignly upon his old companion. Cited from The Story of the Foss River Ranch, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • As he looked benignly into his son's face and saw its deep misery and repugnance, he answered his own question. Cited from The Divine Fire, by May Sinclair
  • However, his father benignly ignored these passing games, and Charles later recounted that he stopped them because no-one paid any attention.
  • Then you just sit there, you know, and knit and glance around the room now and then, and smile benignly. Cited from Patty's Butterfly Days, by Carolyn Wells
  • Others view the approach as benignly beneficial in many of its historical and contemporary implementations.
  • Ned looked up, and there was Tom gazing benignly down upon him. Cited from Dick in the Everglades, by A. W. Dimock
  • Nor is this merely the already familiar view that somehow, though rejected, love benignly works for the beloved. Cited from Browning's Heroines, by Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • Her aunt was desolate, whereas upon her the world smiled, most benignly. Cited from He Knew He Was Right, by Anthony Trollope
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Meaning of benignly

  • adverb In a benign manner
    this drug is benignly soporific