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benignant +‎ -ly


benignantly (comparative more benignantly, superlative most benignantly)

  1. In a benignant manner.
    • 1843 April, Thomas Carlyle, “ch. VIII, The Election”, in Past and Present, American edition, Boston, Mass.: Charles C[offin] Little and James Brown, published 1843, →OCLC, book II (The Ancient Monk):
      The Dominus Rex, benignantly receiving our Thirteen with their obeisance, and graciously declaring that he will strive to act for God’s honour, and the Church’s good, commands […]
    • 2020 July 10, Ben Williams, “The U.S. Supreme Court and sexual orientation”, in The Mississippi Business Journal:
      Kavanaugh benignantly suggests the majority has “succumbed to ‘the natural desire that beguiles judges along with other human beings into imposing their own views of goodness, truth, and justice upon others.’”