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metta

noun

lovingkindness, the Buddhist virtue of kindness; also called maitri

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Pali term

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  • Dexter continued his jolting progress to the applause of metta.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • I guessed it—I that had wasted my days with singing-women, such as poor 'metta!

    Poison Island Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
  • He turned loftily to metta as one who had not even heard her tasteless taunts.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • After church he ate a lonely meal served by metta Judson at the Gashwiler residence.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • metta was now convinced that she had in her heart done this hero a wrong.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • So two mourners went in the lone carriage to little metta's funeral.

    Our Square and the People in It Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • metta Judson, from the back porch, here came into the piece with lines that the author had assuredly not written for her.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • Oh yes, it was a good deal the best way to do, to go right straight to sleep when metta put the light out.

    The Very Small Person Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • And metta Judson—she was the best cook anywhere around Simsbury.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson

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