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endowment -- as in: endowment fund
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  • We have a ten million dollar endowment to fight Malaria in Ghana.
  • Her generous endowment to the foundation made this work possible.
  • It has an endowment in the billions of dollars.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He is an Englishman, and in the midst of national and professional prejudices, unsoftened by cultivation, retains some of the noblest endowments of humanity.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • It is not personal, but mental endowments they have given you: you are formed for labour, not for love.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The Vengeance and the Juryman, looking after her as she walked away, were highly appreciative of her fine figure, and her superb moral endowments.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Toohey wanted a building to house a new home for subnormal children; he had an organization set up, a distinguished committee of sponsors, an endowment for operating expenses—but no building and no funds to erect one.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • You must not despise the women who do not possess your brilliant talent, but who exercise their own particular endowments.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • [The notion makes her breathless:] Why, youyou’re just full of natural endowments!
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Mr. Crackit, apparently somewhat ashamed at being found relaxing himself with a gentleman so much his inferior in station and mental endowments, yawned, and inquiring after Sikes, took up his hat to go.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist

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  • He was our leader and our magic, who kept the endowment high, the funds for scholarships plentiful and publicity moving through the channels of the press.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The last time I saw him, which was a few months before he died, he gave me fifty thousand dollars toward our endowment fund.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • The endowment policy, the bank passbook, the certificate of the possession of scrip.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher’s meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I, Sancho, perceive clearly enough that I am not beautiful, but at the same time I know I am not hideous; and it is enough for an honest man not to be a monster to be an object of love, if only he possesses the endowments of mind I have mentioned.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • No more lavish promises of perpetual virtue, I gather; not even the expectation of an endowment of "grace" for life, but only a hope for the daily and hourly pittance to meet the daily and hourly temptation!
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • And he left Mortenson in an unfamiliar position—in charge of a charitable organization with an endowment of nearly a million dollars.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • —Was there no convent of Saxon endowment, where he could be received?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • A few slight indications of a rather petted and capricious manner, which I observed in the Beauty, were manifestly considered, by Traddles and his wife, as her birthright and natural endowment.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I happen to have a short but slender thumb, and that proves I’m really compatible with a short, slender man with "average" endowments.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • You know what the endowment was when he took over, and what it is now?
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • You must not suppose it to be a fine endowment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • ’And I hope it’s a beautiful woman with endowments you’ll never possess;’ he said, looking her up and down.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Georgiana’s lovers were wont to say that some fairy at her birth hour had laid her tiny hand upon the infant’s cheek, and left this impress there in token of the magic endowments that were to give her such sway over all hearts.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • Why are poets so apt to choose their mates, not for any similarity of poetic endowment, but for qualities which might make the happiness of the rudest handicraftsman as well as that of the ideal craftsman of the spirit?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Once she had filtered back, Ophelia took on pih’s finances and began scheming about creating an endowment.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • They dwelled upon her matchless beauty, and on her noble resolution, without the taint of envy, and as angels may be thought to delight in a superior excellence; adding, that these endowments should prove more than equivalent for any little imperfection in her education.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • His distinguishing endowment was his power to dream: in sleep he could visit the remotest regions and consort with immortals in the supernatural realm.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • She collected stories about this, and she had a scheme for writing to Julius Rosenwald whenever she read that he was making a new endowment.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • She became famous when, in anticipation of her own death, she gave her life savings to the local university as an endowment for scholarships earmarked for poor students.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The women of the island have abundance of vivacity: they, contemn their husbands, and are exceedingly fond of strangers, whereof there is always a considerable number from the continent below, attending at court, either upon affairs of the several towns and corporations, or their own particular occasions, but are much despised, because they want the same endowments.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Even as a student, I saw many young men who had great natural ability, but who did not have the self-discipline and patience to build on their endowment.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • At first there would be an American cast to the congress, almost Rotarian in its forms and ceremonies, then the closer-knit European vitality would fight through, and finally the Americans would play their trump card, the announcement of colossal gifts and endowments, of great new plants and training schools, and in the presence of the figures the Europeans would blanch and walk timidly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The large remainder of his property, therefore, Dr. Sloper had divided into seven unequal parts, which he left, as endowments, to as many different hospitals and schools of medicine, in various cities of the Union.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • I can forgive mother almost everything except the fact that in a sudden burst of religiosity toward the end, she left half of what remained to be spent in stained-glass windows and seminary endowments.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • They examine what are properly good, both for the body and the mind; and whether any outward thing can be called truly good, or if that term belong only to the endowments of the soul.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • As the only endowments with which Nature had gifted Lady Crawley were those of pink cheeks and a white skin, and as she had no sort of character, nor talents, nor opinions, nor occupations, nor amusements, nor that vigour of soul and ferocity of temper which often falls to the lot of entirely foolish women, her hold upon Sir Pitt’s affections was not very great.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The money produced by the sale was to constitute an endowment for a hospital for poor persons suffering from the malady of which he died; and of this portion of the will Lord Warburton was appointed executor.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • ’I do not, Julia, I do not,’ said Mr W. ’The society in which you move—necessarily move, from your station, connection, and endowments—is one vortex and whirlpool of the most frightful excitement.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • For it may be argued with great plausibility that reminiscence is less an endowment than a disease, and that expectation in its only comfortable form—that of absolute faith—is practically an impossibility; whilst in the form of hope and the secondary compounds, patience, impatience, resolve, curiosity, it is a constant fluctuation between pleasure and pain.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Tom Bertram must have been thought pleasant, indeed, at any rate; he was the sort of young man to be generally liked, his agreeableness was of the kind to be oftener found agreeable than some endowments of a higher stamp, for he had easy manners, excellent spirits, a large acquaintance, and a great deal to say; and the reversion of Mansfield Park, and a baronetcy, did no harm to all this.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Here Catherine secretly acknowledged the power of love; for, though exceedingly fond of her brother, and partial to all his endowments, she had never in her life thought him handsome.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • In this contention, nature may seem to some to have come off victorious, as she bestowed on him many gifts, while fortune had only one gift in her power; but in pouring forth this, she was so very profuse, that others perhaps may think this single endowment to have been more than equivalent to all the various blessings which he enjoyed from nature.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The residue of the property was to be devoted to the erection and endowment of almshouses for old men, to be called Featherstone’s Alms-Houses, and to be built on a piece of land near Middlemarch already bought for the purpose by the testator, he wishing—so the document declared—to please God Almighty.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • We really inherit nothing at all, save for occasional endowments of property and cash.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The colleges are heavy with gifts and endowments.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • You get a box of Saran Wrap and you tear off as much as you need for your particular endowment.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I believe that man’s noblest endowment is his capacity to change.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • It will not be denied that the representation of the Union will be most likely to possess these requisite endowments.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • And the Friends are simultaneously trying to build an endowment so that the hospital can survive Edna’s passing.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
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