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  • It is our duty to bequeath a better world to our grandchildren.
  • She bequeaths her stuffed toys to Gloria’s fourteen-year-old daughter.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • We bequeath it to you.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 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

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  • His crown bequeathing to his banish’d brother
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Bequeathed down from many ancestors
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Divide me like a brib’d buck, ... my horns I bequeath your husbands.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • 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
  • A sister I bequeath you, whom no brother
    Did ever love so dearly:
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • 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

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  • I, Samuel W. Westing, otherwise known as Sandy McSouthers and others, do hereby give and bequeath all the property and possessions in my name as follows: To all of you, in equal shares, the deed to Sunset Towers; And to my former wife, Berthe Erica Crow, the ten-thousand-dollar check forfeited by table one, and two ten-thousand-dollar checks endorsed by J.J. Ford and Alexander McSouthers.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • [We are fighting for] rights and property bequeathed to us by our ancestors.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • She had seen the paintings of European ports that the Belgian lady had bequeathed me with the white studio–sitting room.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Stingo, you may recall a number of years ago when your grandmother’s will was probated we were all baffled by her reference to a certain sum in gold coins which she bequeathed to her grandchildren but which we could never find.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Myself, I was just born lucky, somehow fluked my way in with a work ethic bequeathed to me by my dad.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • 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
  • Yes—the late Mr. Darcy bequeathed me the next presentation of the best living in his gift.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Two open…. in these caves; the treasure is in the furthest a…. which treasure I bequeath and leave en…. as my sole heir.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • A seafaring uncle had given it to her mother who in turn had bequeathed it to Marilla.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • 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
  • She had a small property, which she bequeathed with much ostentation to a religious community.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was a knowledge bequeathed to him directly from the hunting generation of wolves.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • He felt how useless it was to struggle against fortune, this being the burden of wisdom which the ages had bequeathed to him.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • So making a formal will, I bequeathed my effects to my good friend the captain, as my universal heir; but obliged him to dispose of my effects as directed, one half of the produce to himself, and the other to be shipped to England.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • She had a considerable sum of money—not less than £1000 a year—and this she bequeathed to Dr. Roylott entirely while we resided with him, with a provision that a certain annual sum should be allowed to each of us in the event of our marriage.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • LYSANDER You are unkind, Demetrius; be not so; For you love Hermia: this you know I know: And here, with all good will, with all my heart, In Hermia’s love I yield you up my part; And yours of Helena to me bequeath, Whom I do love and will do till my death.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Providence has blessed my endeavours to secure a competency; and as I am unmarried and childless, I wish to adopt her during my life, and bequeath her at my death whatever I may have to leave.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The latter informs the party that she bequeaths untold wealth to the young pair and an awful doom to Don Pedro, if he doesn’t make them happy.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Roran knew that smiths made whatever implement was required by the task at hand, and that these custom tools formed a legacy that was bequeathed from father to son, or from master to journeyman.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • At old Roger Chillingworth’s decease, (which took place within the year), and by his last will and testament, of which Governor Bellingham and the Reverend Mr. Wilson were executors, he bequeathed a very considerable amount of property, both here and in England to little Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He rounded this water with his hand, deepened and clarified it in his thought, and in his will bequeathed it to Concord.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He had bequeathed the whole of his, and what had been her, moveable property, to his father: the poor creature was threatened, or coaxed, into that act during her week’s absence, when his uncle died.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • No. I merely say, with quite another view, you are probably aware I have some property to bequeath to my child?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • ’There she died,’ said Monks, ’after a lingering illness; and, on her death-bed, she bequeathed these secrets to me, together with her unquenchable and deadly hatred of all whom they involved—though she need not have left me that, for I had inherited it long before.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • But not alone has this Leviathan left his pre-adamite traces in the stereotype plates of nature, and in limestone and marl bequeathed his ancient bust; but upon Egyptian tablets, whose antiquity seems to claim for them an almost fossiliferous character, we find the unmistakable print of his fin.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • They were speedy and graceful, bequeathed the genetic wherewithal to sprint up technical pitches at high altitude.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • After a brief period of suspense, the will of my mistress was read, and we learned that she had bequeathed me to her sister’s daughter, a child of five years old.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • His scientific heredity might have bequeathed him a wider world but he seemed to have deliberately chosen the standpoint of an humbler class, a choice typified by his selection of a wife.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The Solomon inheritance—a centuries-old tradition in the family—bequeathed a staggeringly generous piece of the Solomon wealth to every Solomon child on his or her eighteenth birthday.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • If her talent had been ten-fold greater than it was, it would not have surprised him, convinced as he was that he had bequeathed to all of his daughters the germs of a masterful capability, which only depended upon their own efforts to be directed toward successful achievement.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • We have a heritage to cherish and bequeath.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Had the lover of Giovanna of Naples bequeathed him some inheritance of sin and shame?
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • At the same time he recognised clearly that the dream which had fired his imagination was hopelessly unattainable—so unattainable that he felt positively ashamed of it, and he hastened to pass to the other more practical cares and difficulties bequeathed him by that "thrice accursed yesterday."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short,…
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • But there is no one thing which men so rarely do, whatever the provocation or inducement, as to bequeath patrimonial property away from their own blood.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Sin is the only heritage of the natural man, sin bequeathed us by our natural father, that fallen Adam, whose apple sickens and will sicken all generations living, and generations yet unborn!
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • We bequeath our racquets to an eager, pink-cheeked foursome.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • My good Aunt Templeman, the banker’s widow, whose very existence you used to doubt, much more her affluence, has lately died, and bequeathed some of her property to me.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • They reach out to people, hosting dinner parties, bequeathing little bits of themselves to their friends.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
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