beneficent friend

See: benefactor
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Whereas, I in com- parison, felt myself a mere bird of passage in that port.
Why, my Lady has been but poorly, ma'am, since she was last here-- I don't mean with the family, ma'am, but when she was here as a bird of passage like.
But that in no way stops Nina from subtly stalking Emma, insinuating herself into her life, a menacing presence posing as a beneficent friend.