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Santos smiled again, benignantly enough this time: in contemplation also: as an artist smiles upon his work.
Again Helen laughed at her, benignantly strewing her with handfuls of the long tasselled grass, for she was so brave and so foolish.
She picked herself up in the old leisurely manner, lazily active, and looked around her benignantly, like a cow: our dear wild one safely tethered at last with a rope of children.
He looked at them sweetly and benignantly, and it seemed to them that they received a message from his tremendous certitude of soul.