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  • His success raising numerous small contributions is testament to his popularity.
  • She asked me to be a witness to her last will and testament.
  • He carried a word Bible in his briefcase and frequently quoted form the New Testament when he wanted to make a point.
  • What, my last will and testament?
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • They used to call it the New Tenements, but now everybody mostly calls it the New Testaments, which Gram told me has nothing to do with the Bible.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • It was a testament to Annie’s inner will, some mysterious and core sense of destiny.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I lay the coins on his desk, they clattered slightly as I set them down, testament to my shaking hands.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "It is a testament that every ruler strives for," said Torin.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Her voice is husky, testament to their missed hours of sleep.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I, SAMUEL W. WESTING, resident of Westing County in the fair state of Wisconsin in the great and glorious United States of America, being of sound mind and memory, do hereby declare this to be my last will and testament.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game

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  • It was a testament to American resilience.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • This would be a considerable sum of money in itself but as you know the terms of your grandmother’s testament state that the amount shall be divided equally among all of her grandchildren.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • As my last will and testament, I leave you three in the care of Captain Sham, a kind and honorable men.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • Badges and medals glitter on his breast, a testament to things he’s never done.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • It’s a sort of testament.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • No, merely his testamentary executor.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He could feel her scars under his fingertips, and he wanted to tell her he thought of them as ornaments, testaments to her bravery that only made her more beautiful.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It is part of his last will and testament.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Jem and I were accustomed to our father’s last-will-and-testament diction, and we were at all times free to interrupt Atticus for a translation when it was beyond our understanding.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I guess I thought my father had told him one of the embarrassing anecdotes he saw merely as loving testaments to his children.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • When he woke, he had opened his Bible and his eyes had fallen on the testament of Peter.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I had added my indelible mark to Laconia Avenue, a testament to the world that Wes Moore lived—or at least Kid Kupid did.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Your past lives are a testament to that.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • There, against Murtagh’s tanned and muscled skin, was a knotted white scar that stretched from his right shoulder to his left hip-a testament to some terrible agony.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The fact that she’s still sane and whole these many hours later is testament to her strength of will.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • It may seem strange that of all men sailors should be tinkering at their last wills and testaments, but there are no people in the world more fond of that diversion.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I’ve made my last will and testament; I’ll be giving the bulk of my fortune to the World Wildlife Fund.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Bits of ham, cheese, and potato splattered her feathery cloak, giving testament to the brave enchanted meatpies that had given their brief lives to delay her.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Here was one of the guardians of old resurrected from the depths of time to guide him, a living symbol, and a testament to the legends he had been raised with.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Marius was convinced that "Monsieur Gillenormand"—from that day forth he never alluded to him otherwise—had flung "his father’s testament" in the fire.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • When school went out Anne marched to her desk, ostentatiously took out everything therein, books and writing tablet, pen and ink, testament and arithmetic, and piled them neatly on her cracked slate.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • 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
  • Not to mention, the greatest treasures were architectural-the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s famed spiral staircase leading to the Museo Vaticano-priceless testaments to man’s creative genius.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The driveway was neatly plowed, a testament to the fact that she did indeed use the blade, but he could not see the road , the house cut off the view.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • The insignificant testament, the last dotage of a decrepit grand art falling back into infancy before it dies.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The great fireplace there was an object of pride — not vain pride, of course; more a matter of being conscious of having given worthy treatment to the excellent materials that the Lord had provided : a kind of testament, really.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The testament!
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • How is your testament?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • At Trafalgar, Nelson, on the brink of opening the fight, sat down and wrote his last brief will and testament.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • On the table she laid her little testament and hymnbook, kept a vase always full of the best flowers Laurie brought her, and came every day to ’sit alone’ thinking good thoughts, and praying the dear God to preserve her sister.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The deeds of the children are a testament of the upbringing they received from their parents.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The friend in whose house he was located witnessed his testament.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The first was a will, drawn in the same eccentric terms as the one which he had returned six months before, to serve as a testament in case of death and as a deed of gift in case of disappearance; but, in place of the name of Edward Hyde, the lawyer, with indescribable amazement, read the name of Gabriel John Utterson.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Why, to see whether the portrait of their ancestor still keeps its place upon the wall, in compliance with his testamentary directions!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Brown bags-humble testament to suburbia, or terminal geek gear?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • But before I go I want to make my last will and testament—I want to leave you the Brys.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Lastly, to put all the elements of this affair before you, here is the testamentary letter itself, superscrived by the own hand of our departed brother.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • It was like she was asking me to write out my last will and testament.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Ladies and gentlemen, as you know, we are here to read the last will and testament of Howard ’Red’ Stevens.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • It was not a judicial appeal at all but a political testament.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
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