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  • Between Social Security and a good company pension, my grandparents are reasonably comfortable.
  • Pension, I think.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The folks at the nursing home in Bradford—a lot of them live off pensions from Gutshot Textiles.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • There was even a case of a man drawing a teacher’s pension when he had never taught a day in his life.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • These folks would finish their commitment to the armed services and have several years in on a federal pension, so they’d end up working for the BOP.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I remember in the newspaper articles the mention of his wife and infant daughter, who was Veronica, and the question of whether they would receive his pension benefit, given the unusual circumstances of his death.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And besides (watching Hilden and Trevor and aware of the fascinated dinner table audience), both these men are after my old age pension.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Mum couldn’t work, as she had to look after Granddad, and Granddad’s pension amounted to almost nothing.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I lost my job, my pension.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • I got a good pension that I earned and a few years left to bask in the sunshine down here.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • He’d retired with a full pension.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Full pension too.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Liberal old-age pensions had been agreed upon.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • And when your twelve years are up you get your pension and become the village bobby, and you can walk about the whole day.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Give us medals where they think we were right, take away our pensions and put us in jail where they decide we were wrong.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Pray, try and obtain a small government pension for her.’
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And — and sick leave, and pensions, and everything?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • However, finally, he had taken a job in the railway, and he didn’t regret it, as now he had a small pension.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Let’s assume the story you gave me is true, though I’d bet my pension a good deal of it is either fabricated or omitted.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • It’s more like being on vacation in some strange pension.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • You’re in no position to give up a good job and pension for some pie-in-the-sky $397 computer kit.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • She had to provide for us, and she was helping out her parents, who were living off two small pensions and their small monthly Social Security check.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • He has no pension, Livesey.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • So take my watch, my wallet, my pension fund.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • If not, then your family received a sixfigure settlement plus a monthly pension.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • So I sit at my ease, as befits a mahout,—not a mere hunter,—a mahout, I say, and a man who gets a pension at the end of his service.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • "I’m on a disability pension," he said.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • John Eye had lost a foot in the mine, and the company looked the other way when he supplemented his tiny pension dealing out fruit jars filled with the clear, fiery liquid.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • She was a fifty-four-year-old widow living off a small pension and social security with five kids still left to raise.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • How could I help you out of my hundred and twenty roubles a year pension?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • God knows he needs the pension, Collet thought.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The pension from each family for the education and entertainment of a child, upon failure of due payment, is levied by the emperor’s officers.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • What we had was a burned White House and ten thousand widows on the public pension list.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • A good many persons of the pension had gone over to the Cheniere Caminada in Beaudelet’s lugger to hear mass.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The Veterans Administration informed her by mail the very next day that she would be entitled to pension benefits for the rest of her natural life because of her husband’s demise, and to a burial allowance for him of $250.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He knew Vevay well, and as soon as the boat touched the little quay, he hurried along the shore to La Tour, where the Carrols were living en pension.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • It will be observed that Monsieur the Bishop had reserved for himself only one thousand livres, which, added to the pension of Mademoiselle Baptistine, made fifteen hundred francs a year.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Dad says, Och, I did my bit, and the man says, I did me bit, too, and what did it get me but one eye less and a pension that wouldn’t feed a canary.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • It was her right, the pension on which her own emotions had retired.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He had a dim perception of the following budget: About 80,000 went in payments on all the estates to the Land Bank, about 30,000 went for the upkeep of the estate near Moscow, the town house, and the allowance to the three princesses; about 15,000 was given in pensions and the same amount for asylums; 150,000 alimony was sent to the countess; about 70,000 went for interest on debts.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • No chance-child was he, for he could trace his genealogy all the way back to his parents, who lived hard by; his mother being a washerwoman, and his father a drunken soldier, discharged with a wooden leg, and a diurnal pension of twopence-halfpenny and an unstateable fraction.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • I will not give my part of this sport for a pension of thousands to be paid from the Sophy.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • There is pension money.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • She also received a pension, toward which she had contributed at Suyama, of twenty thousand yen, or about sixty-five dollars, a month; and for several years she had been receiving a war widow’s pension of another twenty thousand yen a month.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Why, the hot-blooded France, that dowerless took Our youngest born, I could as well be brought To knee his throne, and, squire-like, pension beg To keep base life afoot.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • The facility was notoriously expensive, but because my dad had a government pension, Social Security, Medicare, and private insurance to boot (I could imagine him signing, on the insurance salesman’s dotted line years before without really understanding what he was paying for), I was assured that the only cost would be emotional.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • He declined the lifetime pension offered him after the war and until old age he made his living from the little gold fishes that he manufactured in his workshop in Macondo.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • You will be five women on a small pension doomed to live but half or less of what life could give you.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Zero pensions, zero savings, zero stocks and bonds.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Among, but not of, the dreadful rabble that inhabited the house, was a good old priest whom the King had turned out of house and home with a pension of a few farthings, and he used to get the children aside and teach them right ways secretly.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
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