- n the quality of being kind and gentle
- n a kind act
- With a benignity that was a conscious principle with him a generation ago, a benignity that is now an irritating habit, he put off the questionersno immediate resignation .
- Vanished Alan's benignity, Wordsworth's philosophy.
- Man, says Toynbee, with a Balliol-bred benignity of wit and grace of phrasing, is but a scurrying creature on a cosmic anthill who may be, but is not necessarily, doomed.
- George Mackay Brown in guardian.co.uk
He was like a toby jug come alive,Brown recalled. "He wore a cloth cap and an apron so greasy it shone like a dark mirror. He seemed delighted to see everyone, he agreed with everything that was said to him, he was all benignity and good...