And your current brand of persuasion entails tempering pushiness with aplomb, brute force with benevolence.
All this created an enormous sum for the secours, which was the real "relief," as benevolence.
His desire to please evidently arose not from vanity but benevolence.
But love is a complacency, and benevolence is but its effect or antecedent.
The parson had bent forward, and was eyeing her curiously, yet with benevolence.
Their love delighted him, and he returned it with the fondness of a parent and the benevolence of a pastor.
There are three subjective principles of morals,—sympathy, benevolence, self-love.
That we must attribute to cats the estimable virtue of benevolence, Mrs F— gives me two anecdotes to prove.
That is their doctrine, and they, of course, call it benevolence.
He was sheriff of Paris, 1770, and employed his leisure in objects of benevolence, till the revolution overwhelmed him.
c.1400, "disposition to do good," from Old French benivolence and directly from Latin benevolentia "good feeling, good will, kindness," from bene "well" (see bene-) + volantem (nominative volens) present participle of velle "to wish" (see will (v.)). In English history, this was the name given to forced extra-legal loans or contributions to the crown, first so called 1473 by Edward IV, who cynically "asked" it as a token of good will toward his rule.