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  • She challenged the codicil.
  • She added a codicil instructing a pauper’s funeral so even those funds would go to the foundation.
  • Faux agreed to his wife’s views, and made a codicil to his will accordingly, in time to die with a clear conscience.
    George Eliot  --  Brother Jacob
  • He showed it me; but that is not all—there is a codicil, as I said just now.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • "Yes, ’codicils’, they call them."
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • There were codicils.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Nobody present having any suggestion to offer in the remarkable emergency, Mrs. Gradgrind departed this life for the time being, after delivering the following codicil to her remarks already executed: ’As to the wedding, all I ask, Louisa, is, — and I ask it with a fluttering in my chest, which actually extends to the soles of my feet, — that it may take place soon.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I can make five codicils if I like, and I shall keep my bank-notes for a nest-egg.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • 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
  • That was the last, indispensable codicil to the law.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline

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  • …after all, a man must be a man, and a woman a woman; and as I am a man anyhow, which I can’t deny, I will be one in my own house too, let who will take it amiss; and so there’s nothing more to do but for your worship to make your will with its codicil in such a way that it can’t be provoked, and let us set out at once, to save Senor Samson’s soul from suffering, as he says his conscience obliges him to persuade your worship to sally out upon the world a third time; so I offer again to…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • …it, and added to it myself, and had more to put out almost every year, and it’s to go and be sunk in other folks’ furniture, and encourage ’cause in luxury and extravagance as they’ve no means of supporting; and I’m to alter my will, or have a codicil made, and leave two or three hundred less behind me when I die,—me as have allays done right and been careful, and the eldest o’ the family; and my money’s to go and be squandered on them as have had the same chance as me, only they’ve been…
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • …that effect; but the Institution, having been unfortunate enough, a few months before, to save the life of a poor relation to whom he paid a weekly allowance of three shillings and sixpence, he had, in a fit of very natural exasperation, revoked the bequest in a codicil, and left it all to Mr Godfrey Nickleby; with a special mention of his indignation, not only against the society for saving the poor relation’s life, but against the poor relation also, for allowing himself to be saved.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Oedipa had been named also to execute the will in a codicil dated a year ago.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • One codicil of the contract was if they had a working system I got to name it.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The codicil, in favour of the Cathedral fund, had, unfortunately, never been added to the will.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • There was a sign over the counter saying that if you could cat two Yellow Sub Nightmares, you ate free; below that, in parentheses, the codicil IF YOU PUKE YOU PAY had been added.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Now, I have only one thing more to say, you hammer-headed woman, and that is, that I haven’t altogether made up my mind whether I might, or might not, have ever given you any trouble about the codicil.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • She likes company, which is the real reason she had me draw up the fifteenth codicil to her will… He kept talking, knowing that was one way to help calm someone down when she looked ready to bolt….
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Had Pierce called last year then to tell her about this codicil?
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • She likes company, which is the real reason she had me draw up the fifteenth codicil to her will… He kept talking, knowing that was one way to help calm someone down when she looked ready to bolt….
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Well, it would have been worse if he had made the codicil to hinder her from marrying again at all, you know.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • But this codicil is framed so as to make everybody believe that she did.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Why, he has made a codicil to his will, to say the property was all to go away from you if you married—I mean—
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I promise nothing—I shall make codicils as long as I like—and that considering the nature of such a proceeding, it is unreasonable to presume that a young man of sense and character would attempt it—ah, but the gentleman doesn’t say you are a young man of sense and character, mark you that, sir!
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I say that there never was a meaner, more ungentlemanly action than this—a codicil of this sort to a will which he made at the time of his marriage with the knowledge and reliance of her family—a positive insult to Dorothea!
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I could write my own Blue Book now and its rules and codicils would be my own.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • And in that codicil he acknowledges me.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The second will revoked everything except the legacies to the low persons before mentioned (some alterations in these being the occasion of the codicil), and the bequest of all the land lying in Lowick parish with all the stock and household furniture, to Joshua Rigg.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • She likes company, which is the real reason she had me draw up the fifteenth codicil to her will… He kept talking, knowing that was one way to help calm someone down when she looked ready to bolt….
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Seizing a pen, he drew a paper from a secret drawer in his desk, and wrote at the bottom of the document (which was no other than his will, made since his arrival in Paris) a sort of codicil, clearly explaining the nature of his death.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The actual state of his mind—his proud resolve to give the lie beforehand to any suspicion that he would play the needy adventurer seeking a rich woman—lay quite out of her imagination, and she had interpreted all his behavior easily enough by her supposition that Mr. Casaubon’s codicil seemed to him, as it did to her, a gross and cruel interdict on any active friendship between them.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • This fine comparison has reference to Fred Vincy, who on that evening at Lowick Parsonage heard a lively discussion among the ladies on the news which their old servant had got from Tantripp concerning Mr. Casaubon’s strange mention of Mr. Ladislaw in a codicil to his will made not long before his death.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Miss Winifred was astounded to find that her brother had known the fact before, and observed that Camden was the most wonderful man for knowing things and not telling them; whereupon Mary Garth said that the codicil had perhaps got mixed up with the habits of spiders, which Miss Winifred never would listen to.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …with amazement when he heard Sancho’s phraseology and style of talk, for though he had read the first part of his master’s history he never thought that he could be so droll as he was there described; but now, hearing him talk of a "will and codicil that could not be provoked," instead of "will and codicil that could not be revoked," he believed all he had read of him, and set him down as one of the greatest simpletons of modern times; and he said to himself that two such lunatics as…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • …and style of talk, for though he had read the first part of his master’s history he never thought that he could be so droll as he was there described; but now, hearing him talk of a "will and codicil that could not be provoked," instead of "will and codicil that could not be revoked," he believed all he had read of him, and set him down as one of the greatest simpletons of modern times; and he said to himself that two such lunatics as master and man the world had never seen.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • …enlightenment to be found on the spot: some rural and Middlemarch neighbors expressed much agreement with the family and sympathy with their interest against the Vincys, and feminine visitors were even moved to tears, in conversation with Mrs. Waule, when they recalled the fact that they themselves had been disappointed in times past by codicils and marriages for spite on the part of ungrateful elderly gentlemen, who, it might have been supposed, had been spared for something better.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • ’Wretch that you are,’ she answered, and now her hands clasped her head: ’through what fatal error of Flintwinch’s, through what incompleteness on his part, who was the only other person helping in these things and trusted with them, through whose and what bringing together of the ashes of a burnt paper, you have become possessed of that codicil, I know no more than how you acquired the rest of your power here—’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • And there is farther, I see"—Mr. Standish was cautiously travelling over the document with his spectacles—"a codicil to this latter will, bearing date March 1, 1828."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "—though on reflection he might have urged that Mr. Casaubon’s codicil, barring Dorothea’s marriage with Will, except under a penalty, was enough to cast unfitness over any relation at all between them.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "Eh, dear friend," said Caderousse, "are wills ever made without codicils?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Yes, sir," Watson said, and Jack could almost read the codicil in Watson’s mind: … you fucking little faggot.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
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