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Definition give or pass down — often upon death in a will
  • My aunt bequeathed me her pearl necklace.
bequeathed = passed down to
  • It is our duty to bequeath a better world to our grandchildren.
  • bequeath = pass down
  • The Getty Museum became the most richly endowed museum in the world when J. Paul Getty bequeathed $1.2 billion in his will.
  • bequeathed = left upon his death
  • 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.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • 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.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • bequeathed = passed down to
  • 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.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • bequeathed = passed down
  • Before he died he handed over his pocket-book to me, and bequeathed me his boots—the same that he once inherited from Kemmerich.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • bequeathed = gave upon death
  • How was I to imagine the Grand Master would go to such ends to deceive me and bequeath the keystone to an estranged granddaughter?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • bequeath = leave upon death
  • For a while, I toyed with the idea of bequeathing the entire collection to Andrea Lockerby, if only because she, too, had loved Daniel.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • bequeathing = leaving upon death
  • They reach out to people, hosting dinner parties, bequeathing little bits of themselves to their friends.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • bequeathing = giving or passing down
  • We bequeath our racquets to an eager, pink-cheeked foursome.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • bequeath = give or pass down
  • I, Samuel W. Westing, otherwise known as Sandy McSouthers and others, do hereby give and bequeath all the property and possessions in my name as follows:
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • bequeath = leave upon death
  • She had seen the paintings of European ports that the Belgian lady had bequeathed me with the white studio–sitting room.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • bequeathed = left upon death
  • He decided to bequeath Henry his video games.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • bequeath = give or pass down
  • She bequeaths her stuffed toys to Gloria's fourteen-year-old daughter.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • bequeaths = passes down
  • The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Hypocrisy of American Slavery
  • bequeathed = passed down
  • Myself, I was just born lucky, somehow fluked my way in with a work ethic bequeathed to me by my dad.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • 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.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • bequeathed = passed down
  • I, Theodore Finch, being of unsound mind, do hereby bequeath all my earthly possessions to Charlie Donahue, Brenda Shank-Kravitz, and my sisters.
    Jennifer Niven  --  All the Right Places
  • bequeath = leave 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.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
bequeathed = left upon death

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