benevolent-looking love



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  • At the same time, Effie's accounts of some of the notabilities she runs up against—Pope Pius IX is described as "a very nice, benevolent-looking old gentleman"—are not always terribly revealing.

    A Far From Model Marriage

  • The mixed-media piece features the face-to-face profiles of a small sea turtle and a benevolent-looking dolphin set against sparkling waves of green-tinged blue.

    Nature's Artist: Alan Vazquez

  • I see again the benevolent-looking old gentleman in gold spectacles who stopped and spoke to me — prodding me first with his umbrella.

    The Door in the Wall, and other stories

  • Already seated at the table was the Medium, Chaffery, a benevolent-looking, faintly shabby gentleman with bushy iron-grey side-whiskers, a wide, thin-lipped mouth tucked in at the corners, and a chin like the toe of a boot.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • London to Euston Square at half past seven in the evening, put her in charge of a benevolent-looking, fat old man, saw that a letter to Geraldine was pinned to her stays, and returned home, exhausted, triumphant, yet, as happens often with the devotees of Mudieism, a prey to secret misgivings.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

  • She was quiet, and had a benevolent-looking smile while she worked.

    Small Consolation

  • Here a benevolent-looking little man with a large nose, took off his hat.

    A Love Story

  • He looked sixty years of age, or perhaps somewhat older, and had one of the most benevolent-looking faces I had ever seen.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • Whatever was done, it should be attempted while there were some people about, to whom, in the last resort, I might denounce Mr. Parsons; and yet I did not wish my actual deed to have a spectator, since any one who saw me treat such a benevolent-looking old gentleman as I fully intended to treat Mr. Parsons must think I was a young rascal.

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • A kind, fatherly, benevolent-looking man stands beside the bed of pain, on one side, and the loving, anxious aunt and cousin on the other.

    Aunt Mary


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