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She endowed the foundation with a million dollars.
  give something of value to — usually a significant amount of money or something of financial value, but sometimes qualities or abilities too
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  • She endowed the foundation with a million dollars.
  • The country is endowed with enormous oil reserves.
  • She is endowed with a sharp mind.
  • We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence

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  • And we ourselves assembled here today, who are still most of us in the vigor of life, have carried the work of improvement further, and have richly endowed our city with all things, so that she is sufficient for herself both in peace and war.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • She doesn’t care if they’re not beautiful, in fact hopes that they aren’t, for she has seen already how some of the prettiest girls in her class have become distant and superior and wholly ungenerous, and particularly how the blond, slim, protuberantly endowed Brittany, the self-appointed head of the shrinking cadre of candy stripers, will hardly even look at her, as if doing so would be to invite certain personal doom.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "We hold these truths to be self-evident!" she shouted, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • I endowed that word "all" with special meaning, and pressed dresses and packed trunks in a delirium of anticipation.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • But the suffering and ill-endowed came to him.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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  • Nor was McCandless endowed with a surfeit of common sense.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The novelty of Truth endowed her with special strength, but now we need much more powerful methods.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Of all the plants we gathered none was endowed with so much magic as the yerba del manso.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Time had altered her since I last beheld her; it had endowed her with loveliness surpassing the beauty of her childish years.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • A sudden emptiness seemed to flow now from the windows and the great doors, endowing with complete isolation the figure of the host, who stood on the porch, his hand up in a formal gesture of farewell.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • You must know that, although I have used the term "expectations" more than once, you are not endowed with expectations only.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • ’Number two, you mean,’ said Mr. Bolter, who was largely endowed with the quality of selfishness.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Because no harm could come to it he endowed it with power.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • We have said that Teresa was handsome, but this is not all; Teresa was endowed with all those wild graces which are so much more potent than our affected and studied elegancies.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She was a huntress, and endowed with all the savage beauty that the term implied.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • And while she slept the goddess endowed her with immortal grace to hold the eyes of the Akhaians.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The host, who was not endowed with great perspicacity, did not observe the expression which his words had given to the physiognomy of the stranger.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Slavin realized he probably wasn’t the only patient with valuable blood, so he recruited other similarly endowed people and started a company, Essential Biologicals, which eventually merged with another, larger biological-product corporation.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Take for example the well-known passage from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The new injury endowed the big oaf with a disconcerting lisp.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Andres was a man endowed with almost supreme patience.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • But a week later they announced, with an inordinate amount of publicity, that they were endowing the construction of a playground for the children of the unemployed.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • To him it seemed as if his life-sorrows were now over, and as if, out of that strange treasury of peace and joy, with which he had been endowed from above, he longed to pour out something for the relief of their woes.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Like many other simple-hearted souls, it was her pet vanity to believe she was endowed with a talent for dark and mysterious diplomacy, and she loved to contemplate her most transparent devices as marvels of low cunning.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • It was the scarlet letter in another form: the scarlet letter endowed with life!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • He had always wanted girls to flirt and frolic with him as they did with boys much less handsome and less endowed with this world’s goods than he.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "She is endowed with beauty," Old Granny said.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • But, as it was, I stood there with only the weapons and the powers that Nature had endowed me with—hands, feet, and teeth; these, and four safety-matches that still remained to me.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Those friends who knew, laughed to scorn the idea that Marguerite St. Just had married a fool for the sake of the worldly advantages with which he might endow her.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • His singleness of purpose and resolution, and his elevated piety, endowed him, without his knowledge, with perennial youth.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • In a castle of Westphalia, belonging to the Baron of Thunder-ten-Tronckh, lived a youth, whom nature had endowed with the most gentle manners.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • He had stated that his wife was extremely well endowed in the bosom and that this made him uneasy because she drew stares from men on the street.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Perhaps it is a word which she believes to be endowed with some magic and secret virtue.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Amy especially enjoyed this high honor, and became quite a belle among them, for her ladyship early felt and learned to use the gift of fascination with which she was endowed.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The hospital was badly endowed; he founded six beds there.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Albus Dumbledore was never proud or vain; he could find something to value in anyone, however apparently insignificant or wretched, and I believe that his early losses endowed him with great humanity and sympathy.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • A wealthy manufacturer of New Brunswick had died and left part of his fortune to endow a large number of scholarships to be distributed among the various high schools and academies of the Maritime Provinces, according to their respective standings.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • What if I endowed a foundation and made you the director?
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • "With this varvel," the Wart heard, "I thee endow love, honour and obey till jess us do part."
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • She called every one darling, endowing the endearment with careless, individual comraderie.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • The intention of God in its creation was to communicate of his own perfection to the creatures endowed with souls, that is, to men and to angels, and the proper end of every such creature was to seek its own perfection in likeness to time Divine.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • If he brings you down, I shall no longer be allowed to mourn you laid out on your bed, dear branch in flower, born of me! And neither will your lady, so endowed with gifts.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • We believe that God endows men with diverse gifts, and that human life depends for its fullness on their employment and enjoyment, but we are afraid to explore this belief too deeply.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The language is much like that known from other Hittite myths; and a single tablet covers the course of events from the endowing of Gilgamesh by the gods to the killing of Humbaba.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Now, I say, is the time when the virtue that is in thee is ripe, and endowed with efficacy to work the good that is looked for from thee.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
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