The open eye, which had been fairly benign and friendly up until then, narrowed slightly into a bit of a glare.
The owner is front of house and seems permanently genial and benign as we all might be if we lived, as he, his wife and children do, in such a mood-improving environment.
Only 2 percent of the globe enjoys this benign weather pattern, envied by the rest of the world, where warm, dry summers follow mild, wet winters.
Uncomplicated infections are generally benign but, if not treated, can interfere with daily life.
Asthma in young children is no longer considered a benign disease, since it often presents with acute exacerbations.
If sown now these will be ready for transplanting at the end of March when the climate is more benign .
It is difficult to distinguish premalignant lesions from more common benign inflammatory conditions in the general population.
‘But it is generally quite a benign condition, which is easily managed and treated,’ Dr Pye said.
Polymyalgia is not a benign disease, but correctly treated it can be controlled.
On a summer's day Ben Nevis appears to be a benign environment, with a track leading to the summit used by around 70,000 walkers a year.