benignly benignly  /bə ˈnaɪn li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a benign manner

Usage(s):

  1. More benignly, the Web and the global economy have led to 7.
  2. Not everyone regards her audience so benignly.
  3. But this wedding night was uneventful even the lights of the Druze and Arab villages twinkled benignly in the hills.

News

  1. Subsidizing Disaster

    The New York Times is pleased with Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 438-page, $20 billion plan to protect New York from the effects of future hurricanes. It notes benignly that the cost is probably an underestimate but agrees with the mayor, "Whether you believe climate change is real or not is beside the point; the bottom line is we can't run the risk."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Mona Charen via Yahoo! News

  2. Mona Charen: Subsidizing disaster

    The New York Times is pleased with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 438-page, $20 billion plan to protect New York City from the effects of future hurricanes. It notes benignly that the cost is probably an underestimate, but agrees with the mayor, “Whether you believe climate change is real or not is beside the point; the bottom line is we can’t run the risk.”
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

Quotes

  1. "They've named it very benignly," Napolitano said. "But one practical application is it allows really an effective minority to control the public-policy agenda."
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Janet Napolitano Source: Arizona Daily Star

  2. "I would be naturally inclined to Terri Schiavo's part in this enterprise," Kmiec said. "This is, however, a benignly intended but tragically mistaken law. It contravenes almost every principle known to constitutional jurisprudence."
    on Mar 22, 2005 By: Douglas Kmiec Source: International Herald Tribune

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