Our vocabulary blog word this week is benevolent.

As defined by
Merriam-Webster, benevolent, an adjective, means "marked by or disposed to doing good."

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BM118
01/07/2013 2:42pm

The store is now hiring and if you are benevolent, you have a better chance of getting the job.

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Mrs. Peko
01/08/2013 9:32am

When did you post this? Also, where is your explanation sentence?

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BM118
01/09/2013 7:56am

I had an orthodontist appointment and left early.

Benevolent makes sense in this sentence because if you have that quality, you are more likely to get the job.

bc119
01/07/2013 3:16pm

He was a benevolent ruler and was good to his people.

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Mrs. Peko
01/08/2013 9:29am

Where is the sentence that explains why the word makes sense in context?

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KS119
01/07/2013 3:35pm

The benevolent man went out of his way to help the elderly woman.

The word benevolent makes sense in this sentence because the man was acting out of a desire to help others rather than doing something simply for himself.

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TS120
01/07/2013 3:52pm

The benevolent man gave to Goodwill.

Benevolent makes sense in this sentence because it describes the man doing a good deed.

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CS118
01/07/2013 4:04pm

The same benevolent gentleman gave a sum of $100.00 to several of the charities in the area.

The word 'benevolent' makes sense in this sentence because the gentleman was marked by a good deed.

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EG120
01/07/2013 4:15pm

The benevolent sponsor donated thousands of dollars towards the campaign.

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Mrs. Peko
01/08/2013 9:26am

Where is the explanation sentence?

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EG120
01/08/2013 8:23pm

The benevolent sponsor donated thousands of dollars towards the campaign.
This makes sense because benevolent means you do good, and it is a very good and generous action to donate that much money.

BH119
01/07/2013 4:18pm

Justin is always a benevolent kid in school.
This makes sense because he is always doing good and everyone knows it.

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CF118
01/07/2013 4:22pm

The benevolent Congressman was in favor of the law that benefitted all.

This makes sense because the Congressman was good because he wanted everyone to benefit not just a select few.

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AW118
01/07/2013 4:41pm

Mrs. Peko is a benevolent teacher because she gives us fun projects and interesting essays.

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Mrs. Peko
01/08/2013 9:31am

While I really want to give you a 100% for this sentence ... you need an explanation sentence :)

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BW120
01/07/2013 5:01pm

After seeing the deed being done, Amy decided to be more benevolent with her actions.
This sentence makes sense because she wanted to be know for doing good deeds.

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LC118
01/07/2013 5:01pm

The benevolent priest visited four nusing homes a week and said mass.

This sentience makes sence because it decribes the priest as a person who does good things.

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MAK119
01/07/2013 5:03pm

The benevolent dog walked a blind man across a crosswalk. This makes sense besause the dog is doing good for the man.

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HG118
01/07/2013 5:18pm

Her benevolent action was rewared with a gold star.
This makes sense because you can be rewarded for doing a good action.

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aw119
01/07/2013 5:33pm

My dad benevolent me when he saw me helping a young lady picking up her dropped items. This makes sense here because my dad saw me doing a good thing to help someone.

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Mrs. Peko
01/08/2013 9:19am

I'm not sure how you used benevolent in the sentence. Please repost.

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MS119
01/07/2013 5:40pm

My benevolent grandmother gives to the poor, not only at Christmas time, but through out the year.

This makes sense because benevolent means compassionate and kind or marked by or disposed to doing good.

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AB120
01/07/2013 5:51pm

My family trys to do benevolent activities whenever possible. This makes sense because we try to do charitable works.

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MB120
01/07/2013 6:11pm

A viral video shows a man doing a benevolent deed; he rescued a baby that fell into a lake. This makes sense because rescuing a baby is a good deed.

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MTB119
01/07/2013 7:18pm

The benevolent football player gave some of his money to a charity.
This makes sense because the football player was disposed to doing good.

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NL120
01/07/2013 7:53pm

The benevolent man left a tip of 15 dollars.

This makes sense because the man did good by giving a big tip.

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NP119
01/07/2013 8:09pm

The newspaper reporter described the boy's benevolent deed of rescuing a puppy from a fire.

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NP119
01/07/2013 8:11pm

The newspaper reporter described the boy's benevolent deed of rescuing a puppy from a fire.

Benevolent makes sense here because the boy did a good deed.

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cym120
01/07/2013 8:24pm

The benevolent teacher made sure everyone understood before moving on. This makes sense here because the teacher was doing good to her students.

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mg119
01/07/2013 9:18pm

The boy's benevolent attitude towards the game showed when he shook the player's hands after losing.

Benevolent makes sense in this sentence because it is saying that the boy was doing good even when he lost the game.

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MR119
01/07/2013 9:29pm

The benevolent dog was easy to train because it listened so well. The work benevolent makes sense in this sentence becuase the dog was willing to do good and so that makes him easy to train.

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Mrs. Peko
01/08/2013 9:17am

Benevolent means to do good- not to do well. I think you are using it to mean the dog did well at training.

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NS120
01/07/2013 10:06pm

The teacher noted the student as benevolent when he helped another student with their classwork.

This makes sense because the student does good to the other student and is called benevolent when benevolent means marked by doing good.

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pw119
01/08/2013 3:10pm

The benevolent dictator donated money to poor countries. This makes sense because the dictator was benvolent since he gave away money.

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Mrs. Peko
01/09/2013 7:36am

Can a dictator be benevolent?

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EZ120
01/08/2013 3:43pm

Your benevolent deed was awarded for being so kind.
Benevolent makes sense in this sentence because it is saying that her good deed was awarded for being so kind to do it.

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JG119
01/08/2013 3:48pm

He is a benevolent to other around him.

This means he is good to everyone and helping them.

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Mrs. Peko
01/09/2013 7:36am

He is a benevolent ... what?

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DG118
01/08/2013 3:53pm

The benevolent man rescued the puppy off the streets and raised it as his own.
This makes sense because a nice man would help a puppy and help raise it.

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LT118
01/08/2013 3:59pm

Santa Claus has a benevolent personality because he gives presents to people. Benevolent makes sense in this sentence because he is marked by doing good because he does something nice by giving presents.

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AB119
01/08/2013 4:14pm

The girl was considered benevolent after she helped a kid pick up his books that fell on the floor.

This makes sense because the girl helped pick up books that fell.

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zh118
01/08/2013 4:24pm

The boy was benevolent when he gave $100 to charity. Benevolent makes sense because the boy was doing something good.

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jb119
01/08/2013 4:48pm

The benevolent grandmother always gave cookies to her grandchildren.
This sentence makes sense because the grandmother is doing something good.

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IT118
01/08/2013 5:31pm

The child did all of his homework on his own so his mother gave him a benevolent treat.
This makes sense because the treat was given for the child's good behavior.

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Mrs. Peko
01/09/2013 7:34am

The treat was benevolent?

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JS119
01/08/2013 5:43pm

Soup kitchens are benevolent places because they help others.
EXPLANATION:
Soup kitchens are benevolent places because they do good.

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RC118
01/08/2013 6:10pm

The benevolent celebrity anonymously donated money to a homeless shelter. This makes sense because the celebrity did a good deed by anonymously donating.

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DC119
01/08/2013 6:14pm

The benevolent athlete donated five million dollars to charity.

This makes sense because the athlete is a very nice person.

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MW118
01/08/2013 6:19pm

The woman was very benevolent when she helped a lady who dropped her things.

This makes sense because she was doing good

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EM119
01/08/2013 6:45pm

Do you know if the benevolent man gave to the homeless shelter?

This makes sense here because the person was asking if the good man gave to charity.

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AW118
01/08/2013 6:51pm

Mrs. Peko is a benevolent teacher because she gives us fun projects and interesting essays.

This sentence makes sence because Mrs. Peko is good because she gives us fun projects and interesting essays.

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MR119
01/08/2013 7:34pm

The ceremony was a benevolent remebrence of our grandfather.

The word benevolent makes sense becsuse it shows how our grandfather was always doing good and how it really showed it in the ceremony.

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mw120
01/08/2013 8:05pm

The benevolent super hero saved the cat from the tree. This makes sense because the super hero is doing a good deed.

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SD118
01/08/2013 8:24pm

All the kids in the classroom said Tom was very benevolent because he held the door open for everyone in the class.

This sentence makes sence because Tom was doing a good deed by opening the door for everyone which showed his remarkable benevolence.

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JH120
01/08/2013 8:37pm

The benevolent woman gave to the Salvation Army toys for Christmas. The word benevolent makes sense because she was doing a good deed.

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MH118
01/08/2013 9:31pm

Ken was benevolent when he rejected the card.
This makes sense because Ken was not doing the right thing by rejecting the card.

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Mrs. Peko
01/09/2013 7:33am

What is a "card"? And is it benevolent to reject it or not?

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ES120
01/08/2013 9:49pm

http://en.minghui.org/emh/articles/2006/5/9/73045.html
Benevolent makes sense in this article because it says that when one is consistent with benevolence they reflect a high moral standard.

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ME120
01/08/2013 10:25pm

The benevolent man gave thousands of dollars to charity.
The word benevolent makes sense here because it describes him as doing good.

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AC119
01/09/2013 12:25am

Our benevolent teacher, Mrs. Peko, gave us time at the end of class to finish our homework, since she knew we would need extra time at home to study for midterms.

This makes sense because Mrs. Peko did the class a good deed by giving us time to finish our homework in class. It was generous because we already had hours of studying to do.

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MD119
01/09/2013 4:59pm

Bobby was a benelovent man when he helped an old lady cross the street. This makes sense because Bobby was nice to the lady.

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LV119
01/09/2013 5:02pm

Jim Moriarty acted benevolent to trick Sherlock.

Benevolent works hear because Jim hid his psychopathic tendencies and acted nice so Sherlock would trust him.

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KB119
01/09/2013 5:25pm

Ashley was always a benevolent person everywhere she went.

This makes sense because Ashley always tries to help everyone in need.

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LS120
01/09/2013 5:51pm

The teachers are benevolent to give us early dismissal on the mid-term days.
Benevolent makes sense because the teachers did a nice thing.

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jm120
01/09/2013 5:59pm

Superman is quite a benevolent person because he is always helping people who are in trouble.

Benevolent makes sense in this sentence because superman is always doing good.

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ID120
01/09/2013 6:06pm

Spending your time in a local soup kitchen is a benevolent task. This makes sense because you did a good act and should be marked for that act.

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AS119
01/09/2013 6:53pm

The benevolent charity gave billions of dollars to the poor.

This makes sense because the charity did a good deed by giving to the poor.

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MC118
01/09/2013 7:16pm

She was praised for her benevolent deed of donating to charity.

Benevolent makes sense because she did a good deed by donating to charity.

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IT118
01/09/2013 8:11pm

The child did all of his homework on his own so his benevolent mother gave him a treat.
This makes sense because the mother gave the treat for the child's good behavior.

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VJW120
01/09/2013 8:58pm

http://www.otterbein.org/give-a-gift/benevolent-care

This program claims to be benevolent because they help senior citizens in the community that can no longer afford to pay for the care that they need.

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JM118
01/09/2013 9:17pm

The benevolent man gave away his fortune to the homeless people.

This makes sense because he was very kind and did good.

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JM118
01/09/2013 9:25pm

The benevolent man gave away his fortune to the homeless.

This makes sense because he was very kind and did good.

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bs120
01/09/2013 9:37pm

The benevolent, anonymous doner gave $100,000 to Red Cross.

This makes sense because he acting for good for no reason.

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EH119
01/10/2013 4:19pm

The benevolent man assisted the blind man across the street.
This makes sense because the man had done a good deed.

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RF118
01/10/2013 4:46pm

The benovelent squirrel gave his acorns to the chimpunk. This makes sense in this sentence because for no reason the squirrel did a kind act.

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BB120
01/10/2013 4:49pm

The benelovent football player visited the hospital and gave all of the children he vistited a build-a-bear. This makes sense in this sentence because the football player did a kind act for no apparent reason.

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NF120
01/10/2013 5:01pm

The benevolent basketball player gave two million dollars to AIDS research.

This makes sense because the basketball player did something good for the AIDS community.

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mk119
01/10/2013 5:12pm

The benevolent man donated his kidney to his best friend in need.

this makes sense because the man had to do good and help his friend.

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MM118
01/10/2013 6:06pm

The benevolent store owner gave us a discount on our groceries.

Benevolent makes sense here because the owner was kind and generous when he gave us the discount.

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EK118
01/10/2013 6:14pm

http://www.uba1831.org/

Benevolent makes sense in this context because the UBA (Union Benevolent Association) is a foundation that helps the poor, disadvantaged, elderly, and youth in Philadelphia.

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BT118
01/10/2013 6:22pm

The benevolent man donated 5 million dollars to a local charity.

It makes sense because the man was nice and doing good things.

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JK118
01/10/2013 7:28pm

The Bill Gates Foundation is a benevolent charity.

This makes sense because the foundation is doing good.

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AI120
01/10/2013 8:01pm

The student, for his benevolent attitude, got an award.
this makes sense because the student's good attitude got him an award.

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ap120
01/10/2013 8:02pm

The benevolent women gave money to the poor. This makes sense in this sentence because she was acting good to others by doing a good deed.

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SR5
01/10/2013 10:19pm

The student was not benevolent when he teased another student.

This makes sense because he was not being very nice when making fun of someone else.

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CM 120
01/11/2013 4:20pm

The benevolent donation helped so many poor families across the globe. Benevolent makes sense here because it is a good act.

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