The Qur'an says:
Repel, by [means of] what is best, [their] evil. We are most knowing of what they describe. -- Qur'an 23:96
Those will be given their reward twice for what they patiently endured and [because] they avert evil through good, and from what We have provided them they spend. -- Qur'an 28:54
And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend. -- Qur'an 41:34
This is sometimes succinctly referred to online as "repel evil by good" (e.g. Repel evil with good and win the hearts of enemies).
I'm interested in how one can apply this in modern-day, everyday life. I don't think I know anyone who actively engages in anything that could be reasonably regarded as "evil", while I assume everyone is imperfect and makes mistakes, gets impatient at times, sins, etc.
Question: How does one "repel evil by good" in everyday life?
I'm seeking some educational examples of where modern-day Muslims have put this into practice. (And, ideally, I can learn from their example.)
The linked site gives this Hadith:
While I was going along with Allah's Messenger who was wearing a Najrani Burd (sheet) with a thick border, a bedouin overtook the Prophet and pulled his Rida' (sheet) forcibly. I looked at the side of the shoulder of the Prophet and noticed that the edge of the Rida' had left a mark on it because of the violence of his pull. The bedouin said, "O Muhammad! Order for me some of Allah's property which you have." The Prophet turned towards him, (smiled) and ordered that he be given something. (sunnah.com)
But in this example, it seems a stretch to consider the bedouin's behaviour as "evil", nor could this be interpreted as "repelling" begging. Furthermore, in modern times, we can be discouraged from giving charity in such circumstances, with people arguing that beggars e.g. are being exploited by gangs (e.g. Children forced into beggary), will use the money to buy drugs or gamble (e.g. Giving to those who beg does more harm than good, What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?), or that beggars are not as poor as they seem (How the fake homeless are raking in more than £20,000 a year).