The first boon has been that when the flu arrived on campus last week, we knew in minutes who brought it.
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
He brought with him a cousin of his, the young Eskimo, Ootek, who was to become my boon companion and who was to prove invaluable to me in my wolf researches.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
The more he thought about his response to the Whisperer, the more convinced he was that becoming a Messenger had been a bad development, a blow to their mission rather than a boon because he was too weak to handle it.
Trenton Lee Stewart -- The Mysterious Benedict Society
"Your gifts weren’t a boon?"
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
We will be held responsible before God if we don’t do our part in helping to transmit this boon of civil and religious liberty down to succeeding generations."
James M. McPherson -- What They Fought For - 1861-1865
But if the telephone was a boon, it was also a fresh risk—as was each added worker and connection.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
And the drink may be a boon companion, but it’s no a verra good adviser as to suitable behavior, when a small sweet lass comes on ye alone in the dark."
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
The look she would give him was this, the one Brad was giving him now — that of gazing upon a human who was more burden than boon, more harm than good, irrelevant, superfluous to the forward progress of the world.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
It had been a boon to the Banner.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
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It is the boon we all crave for.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
His thinness was a boon to him then, the bones and muscles clearly distinguished beneath the skin.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
The Candle is a great boon to mankind, as approved by all men.
Ayn Rand -- Anthem
’I was not sent to beg any boon, but to seek only the meaning of a riddle,’ answered Boromir proudly.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
Availing himself of his friendly relations with Pierre as a boon companion, Dolokhov had come straight to his house, and Pierre had put him up and lent him money.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
I rather thought I was offering you a boon.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Ashes
It is an unspeakable boon to me to be able to speak in winged words that need no interpretation.
Helen Keller -- Story of My Life
27 1928 in Huntington, Elko County, Nevada, which is situated way out in the boon docks, so to speak.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
MADELEINE been a boon, and his presence was a godsend.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
It was a grand boon doubtless; and independence would be glorious — yes, I felt that — that thought swelled my heart.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
Now he did not think life was such a boon.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
It was not something done lightly in Alagaesia, as a blessing could easily go awry and prove to be more curse than boon-especially if it was spoken with ill intent or lack of conviction.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
Meantime, now the stranger was still beseeching his poor boon of Ahab; and Ahab still stood like an anvil, receiving every shock, but without the least quivering of his own.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
If it is not too presumptuous, I would ask a boon on behalf of my king and my clan, as was the custom between our people.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
ROXANE: If, when the regiment march to Arras, he were left here with his beloved boon companions, the Cadets, to sit with crossed arms so long as the war lasted!
Edmond Rostand -- Cyrano de Bergerac
God grants me the boon of vision unrestricted by time or space.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
Ardent spirits are, however, the most prized by such as he; nor would it be amiss to add some boon from your own hand, with that grace you so well know how to practise.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
And may she feel, too—what, methinks, is the very truth—that this boon was meant, above all things else, to keep the mother’s soul alive, and to preserve her from blacker depths of sin into which Satan might else have sought to plunge her!
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
Is e’en this boon denied, to share thy lot?
Sophocles -- Antigone
Its proprietor, Roderick Usher, had been one of my boon companions in boyhood; but many years had elapsed since our last meeting.
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Fall of the House of Usher
Two boon companions came forth.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The tannery is a boon to us.
Kamala Markandaya -- Nectar in a Sieve
He had three or four boon companions, who regarded him as their model, and at the head of whom he scoured the country, attending every scene of feud or merriment for miles round.
Washington Irving -- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Grant me this boon: let us at least escape the worst: do not allow the Trojans to crush the Akhaians as it seems they will!
Homer -- The Iliad
Pardon, dear madam; Yet to be known shortens my made intent: My boon I make it that you know me not Till time and I think meet.
William Shakespeare -- King Lear
If there is a signpost planted by the Touring Club at Stepaside who procured that public boon?
James Joyce -- Ulysses
Why, this is not a boon; ’tis as I should entreat you wear your gloves, Or feed on nourishing dishes, or keep you warm, Or sue to you to do a peculiar profit To your own person: nay, when I have a suit Wherein I mean to touch your love indeed, It shall be full of poise and difficult weight, And fearful to be granted.
William Shakespeare -- Othello, the Moor of Venice
One of the more Scandinavian songs was called "The Boon of Life": Ky-yow replied: The boon of life is health.
T. H. White -- The Once and Future King
Of a man who was not my master I could ask to have my children well supported; and in this case, I felt confident I should obtain the boon.
Harriet Jacobs -- Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
"I will not rise, senor," answered the afflicted damsel, "unless of your courtesy the boon I ask is first granted me."
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
There is no boon in life more sweet, I say, than when a summer joy holds all the realm, and banqueters sit listening to a harper in a great hall, by rows of tables heaped with bread and roast meat, while a steward goes to dip up wine and brim your cups again.
Homer -- The Odyssey
Is it dread Of ill that moves you or a boon ye crave?
Sophocles -- Oedipus the King
Laurie went by in the afternoon, and seeing Meg at the window, seemed suddenly possessed with a melodramatic fit, for he fell down on one knee in the snow, beat his breast, tore his hair, and clasped his hands imploringly, as if begging some boon.
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
It is a boon …. a favor I seek of you.
Christopher Paolini -- Brisingr
The Palmer received the boon with another low reverence, and followed Edwina out of the apartment.
Sir Walter Scott -- Ivanhoe
Cass Mastern, with five other young men of Lexington, cronies and boon companions of the dead man, carried the coffin.
Robert Penn Warren -- All the King’s Men
’ So Morel would go on to the amusement of his boon companions.
D.H. Lawrence -- Sons and Lovers
And so she was condemned by the assent of the barons to be burnt; and then was there made a great fire, and right as she was at the fire to take her execution, young Tristram kneeled afore King Meliodas, and besought him to give him a boon.
Thomas Malory -- Le Morte D’Arthur
Your plumbing is quite rightly as modern as you can get it, the only certain boon, to my mind, that the East can take from the West.
James Hilton -- Lost Horizon
Vouchsafe me, for my meed, but one fair look; A smaller boon than this I cannot beg, And less than this, I am sure, you cannot give.
William Shakespeare -- The Two Gentlemen of Verona