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  • adv. In a beneficial manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a beneficial or advantageous manner; profitably; helpfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Liberally; bountifully; with open hand.
  • In a beneficial manner; advantageously; profitably; helpfully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a beneficial manner


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  • Sir, stop whining and complaining about the cost of the healthcare, first and foremost explain to the American people the cost of the two wars and who are the beneficially of the same!

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  • Arguably Allen's wittiest disquisition on life, love and death in Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 is beneficially influenced by Bergman's Fanny and Alexander.

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  • The sale, of about 3.6 million shares, represents about 1.1% of the total number of voting and nonvoting News Corp. shares that Mr. Murdoch beneficially owned as of Aug. 17, according to a securities filing in early September.

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  • A document stated to be an agreement between MSI, LMC and Patarkatsishvili, in July 2007, seen by the Guardian, asserts that "MSI is beneficially owned as to 100% by Arkadi Patarkatsishvili".

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  • Following up my previous comment: Am I, by not driving a commercial truck, engaging in interstate commerce, because if I did drive a truck, I could beneficially contribute to the distribution of goods throughout the nation?

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