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bequeath
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Definition leave (or give by will) usually upon death
  • It is our duty to bequeath a better world to our grandchildren.
bequeath = leave (or give by will) usually upon death
  • His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • bequeathing = being left or given to another after one's death
  • Divide me like a brib'd buck, ... my horns I bequeath your husbands.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • bequeath = leave or give by will after one's death
  • Bequeathed down from many ancestors
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • bequeathed = left to or given to another after death
  • She bequeaths her stuffed toys to Gloria's fourteen-year-old daughter.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • bequeaths = leave (or give by will) usually upon death
  • A sister I bequeath you, whom no brother
    Did ever love so dearly:
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • bequeath = give
  • We bequeath it to you.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • bequeath = leave (or give by will) usually upon death
  • It was a fluke that they even had a cello; they're very expensive and fragile. But some old literature professor from the university had died and bequeathed his Hamburg to our school.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • bequeathed = left upon his death
  • When Esperanza, my mother, returned from her wedding trip, all that she found under the remains of what had been the ranch was this cookbook, which she bequeathed to me when she died, and which tells in each of its recipes this story of a love interred.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • bequeathed = left upon death
  • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
  • As for my skeleton, I bequeath it to the Medical Academy for the benefit of science.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • ...you are probably aware I have some property to bequeath to my child?
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • Henry Dashwood, the legal inheritor of the Norland estate, and the person to whom he intended to bequeath it.
    Austen, Jane  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Come; I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away; Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him Dear life redeems you.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • Before he died he handed over his pocket-book to me, and bequeathed me his boots—the same that he once inherited from Kemmerich.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • How was I to imagine the Grand Master would go to such ends to deceive me and bequeath the keystone to an estranged granddaughter?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And the exile, separated from the beloved France so dear to his heart, died a lingering death on that rock and bequeathed his great deeds to posterity.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • For a while, I toyed with the idea of bequeathing the entire collection to Andrea Lockerby, if only because she, too, had loved Daniel.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • They reach out to people, hosting dinner parties, bequeathing little bits of themselves to their friends.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The uncle was blood proud and had bequeathed Holmes his estate on condition he first adopt the uncle's name in full.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City

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