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  • The annuity does not increase with inflation.
  • The annuity is fixed and insured, but if the economy gets bad enough, the annuity can decrease.
  • Under current law, fixed annuities are regulated differently and provide a different level of security than variable annuities.
  • She lives off a small annuity.

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  • I had often heard him complain of the disproportion of his rank with his fortune; and I advised him to invest all he had in an annuity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The annuity was a modest one, but with the help of the boarders and of a tenacious purpose Mrs. Keating had managed.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He sent Mrs. Fairfax, the housekeeper, away to her friends at a distance; but he did it handsomely, for he settled an annuity on her for life: and she deserved it — she was a very good woman.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He talked of miseries which his wife had brought upon him; of the rebellious disposition, vice, malice, and premature bad passions of you his only son, who had been trained to hate him; and left you, and your mother, each an annuity of eight hundred pounds.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • ’David had bought an annuity for himself with his money, I know,’ said she, by and by.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • More than half of what I possess is swallowed up in an annuity; so long as I live, it will not matter, but after my death, a score of years hence, ah! my poor CHAPTER IV.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • The calculations of various life assurance and annuity offices, among other figures which cannot go wrong, have established the fact.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • A small annuity is what I should like you to have—so as to be independent of me—and so that I may be independent of you.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • I have left an annuity for his sole support in case he should outlive me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Certainly not; but if you observe, people always live for ever when there is an annuity to be paid them; and she is very stout and healthy, and hardly forty.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He decides on one opportunity that gives him an annuity for life.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The second was a codicil, of recent origin, maintaining the annuities to Mrs. Penniman and Mrs. Almond, but reducing Catherine’s share to a fifth of what he had first bequeathed her.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • The Riverside Inn catered to a vanishing race of hotel dwellers—widows, widowers, and elderly couples, supported by trusts, annuities, and dividends, spending their summers in New England or the Poconos, and each November migrating to Florida with the coots and mallards.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He therefore deprived him of his annuity, and recommended repentance to him on account of another world, and industry to maintain himself and his wife in this.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • But I shall not give up my Liberty for a dirty annuity.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • A decent annuity would have restored her thoughts to their old train, at once.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Miss Crawley had left her a little annuity.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • I have given a mortgage on our annuity.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • With this one job you got annuities for your whole passel of bambinos.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He was some kind of human annuity.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • They will discuss a new angle on their annuities.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • There were no legacies, no annuities, none of the posthumous bustle with which some of the dead prolong their activities.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • He had his teacher’s pension and a small tax-deferred annuity and an old passbook with interest posted in cozy broken type.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • James and Peter will get the lion’s share of my money, that is to say, it stays in the business and Peter will draw an annuity.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He executed his palace physician and his assistants, but one of the assistants had sold the information to one of my spies in exchange for an annuity for his family.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • It then transpired that the commissary had so far stolen a march on Mrs General as to have bought himself an annuity some years before his marriage, and to have reserved that circumstance in mentioning, at the period of his proposal, that his income was derived from the interest of his money.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I am happy to hear that he had not yet exhausted his entire means; and would suggest to you, as a practical matter, a dependable Annuity, or — what has served me quite well during my own trials — a modest investment in railway shares, if a solid company, or else in Sewing Machines, which are sure to make great progress in the future.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • You got the annuities straightened out?
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • On your—and Aunt Rina’s annuity!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • He had reserved from his annuity his family papers, his library, composed of five thousand volumes, and his famous breviary.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Your annuity—it’s all that you and Aunt Rina have to live upon.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • It has given me such an abhorrence of annuities, that I am sure I would not pin myself down to the payment of one for all the world.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • An annuity is a very serious business; it comes over and over every year, and there is no getting rid of it.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Louisa Keating had been left with the home that stood at the end of a respectable street, an annuity from an insurance kept up accurately—she had seen to that—and her son.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • And the bulk of your fortune would be laid out in annuities on the authors or their heirs.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • My mother has a little property, which takes the form of a small life annuity, upon which she lives in an independent though unassuming manner in the Old Street Road.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • It would have been worth a small annuity to have beheld that; let alone Miss Price’s evident joy at making them jealous, and Nicholas Nickleby’s happy unconsciousness of making anybody uncomfortable.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • I have known a great deal of the trouble of annuities; for my mother was clogged with the payment of three to old superannuated servants by my father’s will, and it is amazing how disagreeable she found it.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Twice every year these annuities were to be paid; and then there was the trouble of getting it to them; and then one of them was said to have died, and afterwards it turned out to be no such thing.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Mr. Dick, who had been rattling his money all this time, was rattling it so loudly now, that my aunt felt it necessary to check him with a look, before saying: ’The poor child’s annuity died with her?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • That is very true, and, therefore, I do not know whether, upon the whole, it would not be more advisable to do something for their mother while she lives, rather than for them—something of the annuity kind I mean.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • The upshot of which caution was that she went to live with Mrs. Rawdon the next week, and had lent Rawdon Crawley six hundred pounds upon annuity before six months were over.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Although I am not in any way bound to you, I am willing to supply you with a regular annuity—in quarterly payments—so long as you fulfil a promise to remain at a distance from this neighborhood.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Most of them, from the first, had been cautious, refusing to accept out-of-town checks, except, of course, payroll and annuity and government pension checks, which everyone assumed were always as good as cash.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Partridge having now lost his wife, his school, and his annuity, and the unknown person having now discontinued the last-mentioned charity, resolved to change the scene, and left the country, where he was in danger of starving, with the universal compassion of all his neighbours.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The stipend arising hence would hardly have indulged the schoolmaster in the luxuries of life, had he not added to this office those of clerk and barber, and had not Mr Allworthy added to the whole an annuity of ten pounds, which the poor man received every Christmas, and with which he was enabled to cheer his heart during that sacred festival.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
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