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earmark -- as in: the senator earmarked the funds
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The Fountainhead
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  • He was helpful and dependable when they needed assistance with their lessons; he had a sharp wit and could ruin any child by the apt nickname he coined, the kind that hurt; he drew devastating cartoons on fences; he had all the earmarks of a sissy, but somehow he could not be classified as one; he had too much self-assurance and quiet, disturbingly wise contempt for everybody.

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  • He earmarked a million dollars for the museum.
  • Perhaps I wanted to auction them off, with the proceeds earmarked for specific organizations or universities?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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