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The new sports centre will bring lasting benefit to the community.
Consider the potential benefits of the deal for the company.
The costs involved would outweigh any benefits gained.
Even Liza derived little benefit from the changes.
The town was still reaping the benefits years after the film's release.
Not all competition is of benefit to the consumer.
Molly explained what was happening for my benefit.
He has had the benefit of the best education money can buy.
There has been an increase in the number of people claiming benefit.
families receiving benefit
She's been on unemployment benefit for six years.
The benefits include medical insurance and a company car.
This is the British English definition of benefit. View American English definition of benefit.
a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve
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