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  • I guess I always knew there was something wrong with me, but I thought it was because of my father, or my mother, and the pain they bequeathed to me like a family heirloom, handed down from generation to generation.   (source)
    bequeathed = passed down
  • Hastings passed both speed and malevolence down to his son Fair Play, who in turn bequeathed it to his incomparable son, Man o' War.   (source)
  • We bequeath our racquets to an eager, pink-cheeked foursome.   (source)
    bequeath = give or pass down
  • He decided to bequeath Henry his video games.   (source)
  • This despite the fact that everyone he met, each one of us he encountered inside and outside his office and circle, even and perhaps especially strangers, the curious citizenry of the streets, Kwang made feel as though he were bequeathing a significant part of himself.   (source)
    bequeathing = giving or passing down
  • The Latin dictionary was the first of thirteen thousand volumes which he would eventually buy and, at his death, bequeath to the Boston Public Library.   (source)
    bequeath = leave (upon death)
  • I, Theodore Finch, being of unsound mind, do hereby bequeath all my earthly possessions to Charlie Donahue, Brenda Shank-Kravitz, and my sisters.   (source)
    bequeath = leave upon death
  • He had a broad brown face with a broken nose and a head of nappy grey hair, and his Dothraki mother had bequeathed him large, dark, almond-shaped eyes.   (source)
    bequeathed = passed down to
  • She had seen the paintings of European ports that the Belgian lady had bequeathed me with the white studio–sitting room.   (source)
    bequeathed = left upon death
  • Before he died he handed over his pocket-book to me, and bequeathed me his boots—the same that he once inherited from Kemmerich.   (source)
    bequeathed = gave upon death
  • So, with this legacy, we leave this Englishman and are concerned hereafter with the heir to whom he bequeathed it, his second son, a boy named Oliver.   (source)
    bequeathed = left upon death
  • The panic of 1837, which Jackson bequeathed to Van Buren, turned the planters from the impoverished lands of Virginia, the Carolinas, and east Georgia, toward the West.   (source)
    bequeathed = passed down
  • My good Aunt Templeman, the banker's widow, whose very existence you used to doubt, much more her affluence, has lately died, and bequeathed some of her property to me.   (source)
    bequeathed = left upon death
  • At old Roger Chillingworth's decease, (which took place within the year), and by his last will and testament, of which Governor Bellingham and the Reverend Mr. Wilson were executors, he bequeathed a very considerable amount of property, both here and in England to little Pearl, the daughter of Hester Prynne.   (source)
    bequeathed = left upon his death
  • The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me.   (source)
    bequeathed = passed down
  • We bequeath it to you.†   (source)
  • They understand that all Rose could bequeath them was her view of things.†   (source)
  • The uncle was blood proud and had bequeathed Holmes his estate on condition he first adopt the uncle's name in full.†   (source)
  • Already there were a number of ragged, lightskinned children on the estate that Hollick had bequeathed on tea-pickers whom he fancied.†   (source)
  • Roran knew that smiths made whatever implement was required by the task at hand, and that these custom tools formed a legacy that was bequeathed from father to son, or from master to journeyman.†   (source)
  • They were speedy and graceful, bequeathed the genetic wherewithal to sprint up technical pitches at high altitude.†   (source)
  • She regretted that the splendid women in her family had not bequeathed their attributes to her, that the only one who had, Rosa the Beautiful, had given her only the algae tones in her hair, which seemed more like a hairdresser's mistake than anything else.†   (source)
  • The only thing they bequeathed to him was a fear of women.†   (source)
  • First, I bequeath my soul into ye hands of God who made me, depending my salvation upon the account of Jesus Christ my redeemer.†   (source)
  • It was manlove that Eva bequeathed to her daughters.†   (source)
  • An anonymous contribution of ten thousand dollars was bequeathed to the Institute in his name.†   (source)
  • [We are fighting for] rights and property bequeathed to us by our ancestors.†   (source)
  • Stingo, you may recall a number of years ago when your grandmother's will was probated we were all baffled by her reference to a certain sum in gold coins which she bequeathed to her grandchildren but which we could never find.†   (source)
  • Why, every man that comes with us shall bequeath the title of Dawn Treader to all his descendants, and when we land at Cair Paravel on the homeward voyage he shall have either gold or land enough to make him rich all his life.†   (source)
  • Sin is the only heritage of the natural man, sin bequeathed us by our natural father, that fallen Adam, whose apple sickens and will sicken all generations living, and generations yet unborn!†   (source)
  • I bequeath them to you as part of your Reich inheritance.†   (source)
  • There, likewise, fell the family Bible, which the long-buried patriarch had read to his children,--in prosperity or sorrow, by the fireside and in the summer shade of trees,--and had bequeathed downward as the heirloom of generations.   (source)
  • She waves her hand over the roses, summoning the magic I've bequeathed her.†   (source)
  • The Solomon inheritance—a centuries-old tradition in the family—bequeathed a staggeringly generous piece of the Solomon wealth to every Solomon child on his or her eighteenth birthday.†   (source)
  • He died in the midst of her three-year program and bequeathed to her an estate valued at between $50,000 and $100,000, (about $1.†   (source)
  • He bequeathed to our forefathers a massive fortune and asked them to build at the core of our nation 'an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.'†   (source)
  • On the Fourth of July the same year, a Kentuckian who had cast his lot with the Confederacy reflected in his diary on George Washington, "who set us an example in bursting the bonds of tyranny" to fight for "those inestimable and priceless rights …. obtained by our forefathers and bequeathed to us."†   (source)
  • Giddily, he joined in the celebration, goat grease trickling down his eight-day beard, performing the old Tanzanian steps he thought he'd forgotten to shouts of encouragement from the Wazir, dancing with the absolute bliss, with the wild abandon, bequeathed by freedom.†   (source)
  • She was continually borrowing from Jaime, and no matter how often she took a tuck in the budget here and a pleat there, by the end of the month she always had a stack of unpaid bills that kept piling up until she decided to take herself to the district of the Jewish diamond merchants to sell one of her gems, which had been bought a quarter of a century earlier in those very shops and which Clara had bequeathed to her tied up in the woolen sock.†   (source)
  • He was later to say that this was a gift bequeathed him by his mother, that it was God's hand on him from his earliest beginnings; but then he knew only that when each night came, chaos and fever raged in him; the silence in the cabin between his mother and himself became something that could not be borne; not looking at her, facing the mirror as he put on his jacket, and trying to avoid his face there, he told her that he was going to take a little walk? he would be back soon.†   (source)
  • For a long time he had entertained the idea that I was a good Southerner, he said, a man emancipated, one who had somehow managed to escape the curse of bigotry which history had bequeathed to the region.†   (source)
  • I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, / If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles.†   (source)
  • He would not have invoked the names of his children or a desire to bequeath to us something substantial.†   (source)
  • I kept thinking about those lines at the end Margo had underlined: "I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, / If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles."†   (source)
  • He went on to bequeath little bits of money and jewelry to each of them, never clarifying which one he considered his Koh-i-noor.†   (source)
  • I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
    If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles.
    You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
    But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
    And filter and fibre your blood.
    Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
    Missing me one place search another,
    I stop some where waiting for you
    It became a weekend of reading, of trying to see her in the fragments of the poem she'd left for me.†   (source)
  • Her eyes sweep the room and seem to rest on every girl, bequeathing each of us with an unseen mantle.†   (source)
  • Eva's last child, Plum, to whom she hoped to bequeath everything, floated in a constant swaddle of love and affection, until 1917 when he went to war.†   (source)
  • Justifying to his wife a decision to stay in the army after more than a year's fighting instead of accepting a medical discharge, a thirty-three-year-old Minnesota sergeant, father of three children, wrote home from an army hospital where he was recovering from exhaustion: "My grandfather fought and risked his life to bequeath to his posterity …. the glorious Institutions" now threatened by "this infernal rebellion….†   (source)
  • Among the property which she bequeathed to him was a house on the Avenue Louise in Brussels.†   (source)
  • Then he was moving, running outside the house, toward the stable: this the old habit, the old blood which he had not been permitted to choose for himself, which had been bequeathed him willy nilly and which had run for so long (and who knew where, battening on what of outrage and savagery and lust) before it came to him.†   (source)
  • She had lived such a quiet life, attended so to her own affairs, that she bequeathed to the town in which she had been born and lived and died a foreigner, an outlander, a kind of heritage of astonishment and outrage, for which, even though she had supplied them at last with an emotional barbecue, a Roman holiday almost, they would never forgive her and let her be dead in peace and quiet.†   (source)
  • For a time, during the first days or weeks or months, the woodsman's instinct which he had acquired from the environment where he grew up or maybe had been bequeathed him by the two brothers who had vanished, one of which had been as far West as the Mississippi River one time—bequeathed him along with the worn-out buckskin garments and such which they left in the cabin when they departed the last time for good—and which he had sharpened by boy's practice at small game and such, kept…†   (source)
  • —Yes, Rosa Goldfield engaged at last who, lacking the fact that her sister had bequeathed her at least something of shelter and kin, might have become a charge upon the town: and now Rosie Coldfield, lose him, weep him; found a man but failed to keep him; Rosa Goldfield who would be right only right, being right, is not enough for women who had rather be wrong than just that who want the man who was wrong to admit it.†   (source)
  • Because he knew exactly what he wanted; it was just the saying of it—the physical touch even though in secret, hidden—the living touch of that flesh warmed before he was born by the same blood which it had bequeathed him to warm his own flesh with, to be bequeathed by him in turn to run hot and loud in veins and limbs after that first flesh and then his own were dead.†   (source)
  • …with this willing flesh and bone if I wish; this flesh and bone and spirit which stemmed from the same source that mine did, but which sprang in quiet peace and contentment and ran in steady even though monotonous sunlight, where that which he bequeathed me sprang in hatred and outrage and unforgiving and ran in shadow what could I not mold of this malleable and eager clay which that father himself could not—to what shape of what good there might, must, be in that blood and none handy…†   (source)
  • She possessed two now, this one likewise bequeathed to her by the aunt who taught her both to keep house and how to fit clothes by climbing out a window one night, though this second gift developed late (you might say, repercussed) due to the fact that when the aunt left, Miss Rosa was not yet large enough to be able to use the discarded clothing even by cutting the garments down.†   (source)
  • …fish no longer remembers, which pulses and beats at its crepuscular and lethargic tenement with the old unsleeping itch which has no words to speak with other than 'This was called light; that 'smell; that 'touch; that other something which has bequeathed not even name for sound of bee or bird or flower's scent or light or sun or love; —yes, not even growing and developing, beloved by and loving light, but equipped only with that cunning, that inverted canker-growth of solitude which…†   (source)
  • A seafaring uncle had given it to her mother who in turn had bequeathed it to Marilla.†   (source)
  • Had the lover of Giovanna of Naples bequeathed him some inheritance of sin and shame?†   (source)
  • Is it credible that the possessions of the spirit can be bequeathed at all?†   (source)
  • It was a knowledge bequeathed to him directly from the hunting generation of wolves.†   (source)
  • Yes—the late Mr. Darcy bequeathed me the next presentation of the best living in his gift.†   (source)
  • Cleopatra, dying, bequeathed her arts, and is avenged; she has a successor in every Roman's house.†   (source)
  • She had a small property, which she bequeathed with much ostentation to a religious community.†   (source)
  • Miss Emily Flint, the little girl to whom I had been bequeathed, was now in her sixteenth year.†   (source)
  • It is one of the papers in his own handwriting which he has bequeathed to us.†   (source)
  • She had a considerable sum of money—not less than £1000 a year—and this she bequeathed to Dr. Roylott entirely while we resided with him, with a provision that a certain annual sum should be allowed to each of us in the event of our marriage.†   (source)
  • They bequeathed the whole mystery to their successors and heaved a sigh of relief when they were rid of a business that had puzzled them without amusing them in the least.†   (source)
  • If her talent had been ten-fold greater than it was, it would not have surprised him, convinced as he was that he had bequeathed to all of his daughters the germs of a masterful capability, which only depended upon their own efforts to be directed toward successful achievement.†   (source)
  • He felt how useless it was to struggle against fortune, this being the burden of wisdom which the ages had bequeathed to him.†   (source)
  • His scientific heredity might have bequeathed him a wider world but he seemed to have deliberately chosen the standpoint of an humbler class, a choice typified by his selection of a wife.†   (source)
  • …process of corruption anticipated, saw the flesh in which he moved decomposed, expunged, dissolved into airy nothingness—and inside was the delicately turned skeleton of his right hand and around the last joint of the ring finger, dangling black and loose, the signet ring his grandfather had bequeathed him: a hard thing, this ore with which man adorns a body predestined to melt away beneath it, so that it can be free again and move on to yet other flesh that may bear it for a while.†   (source)
  • What passions had he bequeathed?†   (source)
  • But not alone has this Leviathan left his pre-adamite traces in the stereotype plates of nature, and in limestone and marl bequeathed his ancient bust; but upon Egyptian tablets, whose antiquity seems to claim for them an almost fossiliferous character, we find the unmistakable print of his fin.†   (source)
  • The religion professed by the first emigrants, and bequeathed by them to their descendants, simple in its form of worship, austere and almost harsh in its principles, and hostile to external symbols and to ceremonial pomp, is naturally unfavorable to the fine arts, and only yields a reluctant sufferance to the pleasures of literature.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short,…†   (source)
  • He rounded this water with his hand, deepened and clarified it in his thought, and in his will bequeathed it to Concord.†   (source)
  • At the same time he recognised clearly that the dream which had fired his imagination was hopelessly unattainable—so unattainable that he felt positively ashamed of it, and he hastened to pass to the other more practical cares and difficulties bequeathed him by that "thrice accursed yesterday."†   (source)
  • Let a prejudice be bequeathed, carried in the air, adopted by hearsay, caught in through the eye,—however it may come, these minds will give it a habitation; it is something to assert strongly and bravely, something to fill up the void of spontaneous ideas, something to impose on others with the authority of conscious right; it is at once a staff and a baton.†   (source)
  • Nor was this all they did; for besides this republican condition of society, the early settler bequeathed to their descendants those customs, manners, and opinions which contribute most to the success of a republican form of government.†   (source)
  • He had bequeathed the whole of his, and what had been her, moveable property, to his father: the poor creature was threatened, or coaxed, into that act during her week's absence, when his uncle died.†   (source)
  • At her death, at the moment when she was passing to the other sepulchre, she had bequeathed this one in perpetuity to afflicted women, mothers, widows, or maidens, who should wish to pray much for others or for themselves, and who should desire to inter themselves alive in a great grief or a great penance.†   (source)
  • He is constant in his patronage of Peepy and is understood to have bequeathed him a favourite French clock in his dressing-room—which is not his property.†   (source)
  • And the exile, separated from the beloved France so dear to his heart, died a lingering death on that rock and bequeathed his great deeds to posterity.†   (source)
  • It was as though Father Zossima had bequeathed him to him at his death, and "perhaps that's just what had passed between them," Alyosha thought suddenly.†   (source)
  • 'There she died,' said Monks, 'after a lingering illness; and, on her death-bed, she bequeathed these secrets to me, together with her unquenchable and deadly hatred of all whom they involved—though she need not have left me that, for I had inherited it long before.†   (source)
  • After a brief period of suspense, the will of my mistress was read, and we learned that she had bequeathed me to her sister's daughter, a child of five years old.†   (source)
  • A good man does his honest share In exercising, with the strictest care, The art bequeathed to his possession!†   (source)
  • They bequeathed it to us as their children, and we have sacredly kept it, as containing the remains of our beloved men.†   (source)
  • This poor fellow, whom Caderousse had forgotten, had not forgotten him, and at his death he bequeathed this diamond to him.†   (source)
  • The general expectation now was that the "much" would fall to Fred Vincy, but the Vincys themselves were surprised when ten thousand pounds in specified investments were declared to be bequeathed to him:—was the land coming too?†   (source)
  • FAUST Though some familiar tone, retrieving My thoughts from torment, led me on, And sweet, clear echoes came, deceiving A faith bequeathed from Childhood's dawn, Yet now I curse whate'er entices And snares the soul with visions vain; With dazzling cheats and dear devices Confines it in this cave of pain!†   (source)
  • Had he not bequeathed a legacy of hatred against the Pyncheons to this only grandson, who, as it appeared, was now about to exercise a subtle influence over the daughter of his enemy's house?†   (source)
  • This was produced by the buffet of an archer, or the horse of one of the provost's sergeants, which kicked to restore order; an admirable tradition which the provostship has bequeathed to the constablery, the constablery to the ~maréchaussée~, the ~maréchaussée~ to our ~gendarmeri~ of Paris.†   (source)
  • All the rest he died possessed of, he bequeathed to Peggotty; whom he left residuary legatee, and sole executrix of that his last will and testament.†   (source)
  • My father always cherished the idea that he would atone for his error by leaving his possessions to us; that letter informs us that he has bequeathed every penny to the other relation, with the exception of thirty guineas, to be divided between St. John, Diana, and Mary Rivers, for the purchase of three mourning rings.†   (source)
  • By Uncle Jaffrey's last will and testament, as you are aware, his entire property was bequeathed to me, with the single exception of a life interest to yourself in this old family mansion, and the strip of patrimonial estate remaining attached to it."†   (source)
  • Of this he bequeathed the interest of one thousand to Mr. Peggotty for his life; on his decease, the principal to be equally divided between Peggotty, little Emily, and me, or the survivor or survivors of us, share and share alike.†   (source)
  • As for the five hundred and eighty thousand francs, they constituted a legacy bequeathed to Cosette by a dead person, who desired to remain unknown.†   (source)
  • The last Count of Spada, moreover, made me his heir, bequeathing to me this symbolic breviary, he bequeathed to me all it contained; no, no, make your mind satisfied on that point.†   (source)
  • "Your brother?" inquired Marius, who was meditating in the most bitter and sorrowful depths of his heart on the duties to the Thenardiers which his father had bequeathed to him; "who is your brother?"†   (source)
  • All these he bequeathed to me, with a thousand Roman crowns, which he had in ready money, on condition that I would have anniversary masses said for the repose of his soul, and that I would draw up a genealogical tree and history of his house.†   (source)
  • This holy woman, too poor to wear the magnificent habit of her order, which was a white robe with a scarlet scapulary, had piously put it on a little manikin, which she exhibited with complacency and which she bequeathed to the house at her death.†   (source)
  • Our respected father, as you well know, bequeathed all the Stanhill effects that remained at Norland (and very valuable they were) to your mother.†   (source)
  • We have a heritage to cherish and bequeath.†   (source)
  • My friend, it is not an arduous task that I bequeath, for our order knows only silken bonds.†   (source)
  • Though the aunt was gone, she still managed to bequeath and invoke upon each of these expeditions something of the old flavor of grim sortie, more than ever now against a foe who did not know that he was at war.†   (source)
  • It can be told; I could take that many sentences, repeat the bold blank naked and outrageous words just as he spoke them, and bequeath you only that same aghast and outraged unbelief I knew when I comprehended what be meant; or take three thousand sentences and leave you only that Why?†   (source)
  • —Not goodbye; all right, who had had so many fathers as to have neither love nor pride to receive or inflict, neither honor nor shame to share or bequeath; to whom one place was the same as another, like to a cat—cosmopolitan New Orleans or bucolic Mississippi: his own inherited and heritable Florentine lamps and gilded toilet seats and tufted mirrors, or a little jerkwater college not ten years old; champagne in the octoroon's boudoir or whiskey on a harsh new table in a monk's cell…†   (source)
  • As for my skeleton, I bequeath it to the Medical Academy for the benefit of science.†   (source)
  • To my small native town this my collection I shall bequeath.†   (source)
  • Alas! the wings that lift the mind no aid Of wings to lift the body can bequeath me.†   (source)
  • Why are you bequeathing all your fortune to me?†   (source)
  • These pavements bequeath to the uprising only their mud.†   (source)
  • I bequeath to her the two candlesticks which stand on the chimney-piece.†   (source)
  • You suddenly see that Shakespear, with all his flashes and divinations, never understood virtue and courage, never conceived how any man who was not a fool could, like Bunyan's hero, look back from the brink of the river of death over the strife and labor of his pilgrimage, and say "yet do I not repent me"; or, with the panache of a millionaire, bequeath "my sword to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it."†   (source)
  • For in this he was true to type: that he dearly and truly loved living well, and despite his thin-blooded, refined appearance, he clung to the cruder pleasures of life as a gluttonous baby clings to its mother's breast The upper class of this commercial and democratic city-state bequeaths its children the burden of higher civilization, and Hans Castorp bore it on his shoulders with a certain easy dignity.†   (source)
  • "Listen, Mr. Terentieff," said Ptitsin, who had bidden the prince good-night, and was now holding out his hand to Hippolyte; "I think you remark in that manuscript of yours, that you bequeath your skeleton to the Academy.†   (source)
  • The subject of the paper had been, "How ought I to dispose of my money?" the reader professing to be a millionaire on the point of death, inclined to bequeath her fortune for the foundation of local art galleries, but open to conviction from other sources.†   (source)
  • But canon law demanded only orthodoxy and membership in the ecclesiastical community and, casting aside all national and social considerations, allowed slaves and prisoners of war the right to bequeath and inherit property.†   (source)
  • He was a widower, and had no relations left, excepting the prince's aunt, a poor woman living on charity, who was herself at the point of death from dropsy; but who had time, before she died, to set Salaskin to work to find her nephew, and to make her will bequeathing her newly-acquired fortune to him.†   (source)
  • Providence has blessed my endeavours to secure a competency; and as I am unmarried and childless, I wish to adopt her during my life, and bequeath her at my death whatever I may have to leave.†   (source)
  • But there is no one thing which men so rarely do, whatever the provocation or inducement, as to bequeath patrimonial property away from their own blood.†   (source)
  • And at the sound of the first "give and bequeath" she could see all complexions changing subtly, as if some faint vibration were passing through them, save that of Mr. Rigg.†   (source)
  • You who have little or no patrimony to bequeath or to inherit, may be on good terms with your father or your son, whereas the heir of a great prince, such as my Lord Steyne, must naturally be angry at being kept out of his kingdom, and eye the occupant of it with no very agreeable glances.†   (source)
  • No. I merely say, with quite another view, you are probably aware I have some property to bequeath to my child?'†   (source)
  • Two open…. in these caves; the treasure is in the furthest a…. which treasure I bequeath and leave en…. as my sole heir.†   (source)
  • Miss La Creevy had got up early to put a fancy nose into a miniature of an ugly little boy, destined for his grandmother in the country, who was expected to bequeath him property if he was like the family.†   (source)
  • He decided to will and bequeath his little property of savings to his godchild, and the point arose how could it be so 'tied up' as that only she should have the benefit of it?†   (source)
  • —Three girls, the two eldest sixteen and fourteen, was an awful legacy for a mother to bequeath, an awful charge rather, to confide to the authority and guidance of a conceited, silly father.†   (source)
  • The latter informs the party that she bequeaths untold wealth to the young pair and an awful doom to Don Pedro, if he doesn't make them happy.†   (source)
  • Dear, bequeath me that great patience Which has power to sustain A cheerful, uncomplaining spirit In its prison-house of pain.†   (source)
  • Let him read them further how happy old Jacob was on learning that his darling boy was still alive, and how he went to Egypt leaving his own country, and died in a foreign land, bequeathing his great prophecy that had lain mysteriously hidden in his meek and timid heart all his life, that from his offspring, from Judah, will come the great hope of the world, the Messiah and Saviour.†   (source)
  • I leave my daughters with ten thousand pounds apiece—very good portions for girls; I bequeath my plate and furniture, my house in Baker Street, with a handsome jointure, to my widow for her life; and my landed property, besides money in the funds, and my cellar of well-selected wine in Baker Street, to my son.†   (source)
  • …that as he should have a fair start in America from the proceeds of a tolerably good engagement which he had been fortunate enough to obtain, and as he and Mrs Crummles could scarcely hope to act for ever (not being immortal, except in the breath of Fame and in a figurative sense) he had made up his mind to settle there permanently, in the hope of acquiring some land of his own which would support them in their old age, and which they could afterwards bequeath to their children.†   (source)
  • 'Her affection for him was still the chief sentiment in her heart; and he spoke without anger: he spoke in the deep tenderness of one about to leave his treasure amid perils and foes, where his remembered words would be the only aid that he could bequeath to guide her.†   (source)
  • He had indeed frequently thought of bequeathing to them at least their liberty; but years had elapsed without his being able to surmount the legal obstacles to their emancipation, and in the mean while his old age was come, and he was about to die.†   (source)
  • 'MY DEAR MR PUGSTYLES, 'Next to the welfare of our beloved island—this great and free and happy country, whose powers and resources are, I sincerely believe, illimitable—I value that noble independence which is an Englishman's proudest boast, and which I fondly hope to bequeath to my children, untarnished and unsullied.†   (source)
  • Perhaps as he was lying awake then, his life may have passed before him—his early hopeful struggles, his manly successes and prosperity, his downfall in his declining years, and his present helpless condition—no chance of revenge against Fortune, which had had the better of him—neither name nor money to bequeath—a spent-out, bootless life of defeat and disappointment, and the end here!†   (source)
  • 'This,' he said, 'is a copy of the will of Madeline's maternal grandfather, bequeathing her the sum of twelve thousand pounds, payable either upon her coming of age or marrying.†   (source)
  • " "Well, if you die," said she, "bequeath your fortune to others, for if you die I shall require nothing;" and, taking the paper, she tore it in four pieces, and threw it into the middle of the room.†   (source)
  • Two open…. ings have been made in these caves; the treasure is in the furthest a…. ngle in the second; which treasure I bequeath and leave en…. tire to him as my sole heir.†   (source)
  • But the inheritance consisted in this only, a scrap of paper on which Spada had written:—'I bequeath to my beloved nephew my coffers, my books, and, amongst others, my breviary with the gold corners, which I beg he will preserve in remembrance of his affectionate uncle.'†   (source)
  • Franz took them from Barrois and casting a glance at the cover, read:— " 'To be given, after my death, to General Durand, who shall bequeath the packet to his son, with an injunction to preserve it as containing an important document.'†   (source)
  • He quietly regained his seat, and wrote under the other lines:— "I bequeath to Maximilian Morrel, captain of Spahis,—and son of my former patron, Pierre Morrel, shipowner at Marseilles,—the sum of twenty millions, a part of which may be offered to his sister Julia and brother-in-law Emmanuel, if he does not fear this increase of fortune may mar their happiness.†   (source)
  • The last Count of Spada, moreover, made me his heir, bequeathing to me this symbolic breviary, he bequeathed to me all it contained; no, no, make your mind satisfied on that point.†   (source)
  • You know the affairs of the deceased are in perfect order, and her will bequeaths to Valentine the entire property of the Saint-Meran family; the notary showed me the documents yesterday, which will enable us to draw up the contract immediately.†   (source)
  • As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that THIS GOVERNMENT is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do the work of it, otherwise we use them meanly and pitifully.†   (source)
  • But her death, which happened ten years before his own, produced a great alteration in his home; for to supply her loss, he invited and received into his house the family of his nephew Mr. Henry Dashwood, the legal inheritor of the Norland estate, and the person to whom he intended to bequeath it.†   (source)
  • Divide me like a brib'd buck, ... my horns I bequeath your husbands.   (source)
    bequeath = leave or give by will after one's death
  • His crown bequeathing to his banish'd brother   (source)
    bequeathing = being left or given to another after one's death
  • A sister I bequeath you, whom no brother
    Did ever love so dearly:   (source)
    bequeath = give
  • Bequeathed down from many ancestors   (source)
    bequeathed = left to or given to another after death
  • A like sum, Mr Square, I have bequeathed to you.†   (source)
  • His sole child, my lord, and bequeathed to my overlooking.†   (source)
  • So making a formal will, I bequeathed my effects to my good friend the captain, as my universal heir; but obliged him to dispose of my effects as directed, one half of the produce to himself, and the other to be shipped to England.†   (source)
  • As I remember, Adam, it was upon this fashion,—bequeathed me by will but poor a thousand crowns, and, as thou say'st, charged my brother, on his blessing, to breed me well: and there begins my sadness.†   (source)
  • I now read over the works of Aristotle and Plato, with the rest of those inestimable treasures which antient Greece had bequeathed to the world.†   (source)
  • Mine honour's such a ring: My chastity's the jewel of our house, Bequeathed down from many ancestors; Which were the greatest obloquy i' the world In me to lose.†   (source)
  • The sensations it occasioned were a mixture of joy and grief; somewhat like what divide the mind of a good man when he peruses the will of his deceased friend, in which a large legacy, which his distresses make the more welcome, is bequeathed to him.†   (source)
  • Faith I do: her father bequeathed her to me; and she herself, without other advantage, may lawfully make title to as much love as she finds: there is more owing her than is paid; and more shall be paid her than she'll demand.†   (source)
  • I bequeath them to you my children, I tell them to you, for reasons, O bridegroom and bride.†   (source)
  • I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.†   (source)
  • …and pass on, returning homeward, Moving with steady motion, swaying to and fro to the right and left, Evenly lightly rising and falling while the steps keep time; Spirit of hours I knew, all hectic red one day, but pale as death next day, Touch my mouth ere you depart, press my lips close, Leave me your pulses of rage—bequeath them to me—fill me with currents convulsive, Let them scorch and blister out of my chants when you are gone, Let them identify you to the future in these songs.†   (source)
  • …and you airs that swim above lightly impalpable, And all you essences of soil and growth, and you my rivers' depths, And you mountain sides, and the woods where my dear children's blood trickling redden'd, And you trees down in your roots to bequeath to all future trees, My dead absorb or South or North—my young men's bodies absorb, and their precious precious blood, Which holding in trust for me faithfully back again give me many a year hence, In unseen essence and odor of surface and…†   (source)
  • But I, my life surveying, closing, With nothing to show to devise from its idle years, Nor houses nor lands, nor tokens of gems or gold for my friends, Yet certain remembrances of the war for you, and after you, And little souvenirs of camps and soldiers, with my love, I bind together and bequeath in this bundle of songs.†   (source)
  • But damn that which spends itself with no thought of the stain, pains, dismay, feebleness, it is bequeathing.†   (source)
  • My Legacy The business man the acquirer vast, After assiduous years surveying results, preparing for departure, Devises houses and lands to his children, bequeaths stocks, goods, funds for a school or hospital, Leaves money to certain companions to buy tokens, souvenirs of gems and gold.†   (source)
  • The Originatress comes, The nest of languages, the bequeather of poems, the race of eld, Florid with blood, pensive, rapt with musings, hot with passion, Sultry with perfume, with ample and flowing garments, With sunburnt visage, with intense soul and glittering eyes, The race of Brahma comes.†   (source)
  • …dirt dropping, Myself unknowing, my commission obeying, to question it never daring, To ages and ages yet the growth of the seed leaving, To troops out of the war arising, they the tasks I have set promulging, To women certain whispers of myself bequeathing, their affection me more clearly explaining, To young men my problems offering—no dallier I—I the muscle of their brains trying, So I pass, a little time vocal, visible, contrary, Afterward a melodious echo, passionately bent for,…†   (source)
  • …(for in this secluded spot I can respond as I would not dare elsewhere,) Strong upon me the life that does not exhibit itself, yet contains all the rest, Resolv'd to sing no songs to-day but those of manly attachment, Projecting them along that substantial life, Bequeathing hence types of athletic love, Afternoon this delicious Ninth-month in my forty-first year, I proceed for all who are or have been young men, To tell the secret my nights and days, To celebrate the need of comrades.†   (source)
  • Of them standing among them, one lifts to the light a west-bred face, To him the hereditary countenance bequeath'd both mother's and father's, His first parts substances, earth, water, animals, trees, Built of the common stock, having room for far and near, Used to dispense with other lands, incarnating this land, Attracting it body and soul to himself, hanging on its neck with incomparable love, Plunging his seminal muscle into its merits and demerits, Making its cities, beginnings,…†   (source)
  • Shakspere-Bacon's Cipher I doubt it not—then more, far more; In each old song bequeath'd—in every noble page or text, (Different—something unreck'd before—some unsuspected author,) In every object, mountain, tree, and star—in every birth and life, As part of each—evolv'd from each—meaning, behind the ostent, A mystic cipher waits infolded.†   (source)
  • Hence I sign this salute over the sea, And I do not deny that terrible red birth and baptism, But remember the little voice that I heard wailing, and wait with perfect trust, no matter how long, And from to-day sad and cogent I maintain the bequeath'd cause, as for all lands, And I send these words to Paris with my love, And I guess some chansonniers there will understand them, For I guess there is latent music yet in France, floods of it, O I hear already the bustle of instruments,…†   (source)
  • …sisters' sake, for the soul's sake, Wanding my way through the homes of men, rich or poor, with the kiss of affection, For I am affection, I am the cheer-bringing God, with hope and all-enclosing charity, With indulgent words as to children, with fresh and sane words, mine only, Young and strong I pass knowing well I am destin'd myself to an early death; But my charity has no death—my wisdom dies not, neither early nor late, And my sweet love bequeath'd here and elsewhere never dies.†   (source)
  • Then comes our very* gentleness of grace; *true It was no thing bequeath'd us with our place.†   (source)
  • Him, beating with his heels in pangs of death, His flying friends to foreign fields bequeath.†   (source)
  • Their lives for godlike freedom they bequeath, And crowd each other to be first in death.†   (source)
  • This present Caedicus the rich bestow'd On Remulus, when friendship first they vow'd, And, absent, join'd in hospitable ties: He, dying, to his heir bequeath'd the prize; Till, by the conqu'ring Ardean troops oppress'd, He fell; and they the glorious gift possess'd.†   (source)
  • Come; I'll fill your grave up: stir; nay, come away; Bequeath to death your numbness, for from him Dear life redeems you.†   (source)
  • But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar,— I found it in his closet,—'tis his will: Let but the commons hear this testament,— Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read,— And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds, And dip their napkins in his sacred blood; Yea, beg a hair of him for memory, And, dying, mention it within their wills, Bequeathing it as a rich legacy Unto their issue.†   (source)
  • LYSANDER You are unkind, Demetrius; be not so; For you love Hermia: this you know I know: And here, with all good will, with all my heart, In Hermia's love I yield you up my part; And yours of Helena to me bequeath, Whom I do love and will do till my death.†   (source)
  • And, To any question he was silent too, I still interpreted the nods he made, Through weakness, for consent: and sent home th' others, Nothing bequeath'd them, but to cry and curse.†   (source)
  • "Nought may the woful spirit in mine heart Declare one point of all my sorrows' smart To you, my lady, that I love the most: But I bequeath the service of my ghost To you aboven every creature, Since that my life ne may no longer dure.†   (source)
  • How their swift eyes run over the long deed, Unto the name, and to the legacies, What is bequeath'd them there— MOS: "Ten suits of hangings"— VOLP: Ay, in their garters, Mosca.†   (source)
  • — [To DUKE SENIOR] You to your former honour I bequeath; Your patience and your virtue well deserves it:— [To ORLANDO] You to a love that your true faith doth merit:— [To OLIVER] You to your land, and love, and great allies:— [To SILVIUS] You to a long and well-deserved bed:— [To TOUCHSTONE] And you to wrangling; for thy loving voyage Is but for two months victuall'd.†   (source)
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