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Definition a gift specified in a will (upon death)
  • The total bequest was over a million dollars.
bequest = a gift specified in a will (upon death)
  • There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.
    William Hodding Carter, Jr.
  • His bequests are much as Red was himself—very simple and straightforward.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • bequests = gifts specified in a will (upon death)
  • The last bequest was for Loomis Toy, "the sum of fifty dollars in appreciation of his loyal service to the store and my family."
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • As you may or may not be aware, any bequest in excess of a certain amount is subject to taxation by the United States government, or the IRS.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Besides, the words Legacy, Bequest, go side by side with the words, Death, Funeral.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • According to what he said, I was, except for a few minor bequests to servants, the sole heir.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • Not even a compromising bequest!
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Nobody can force you to accept this bequest.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • She wishes to be free, and your bequest will make her free.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The Hustings–Bolger Bequest.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • She wishes to be free, and your bequest will make her free.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • The fifth sharer in Edmond's bequest, was his own father."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • There was just such an informality in the terms of the bequest as to give me no hope from law.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I imagine there would be a few bequests to personal friends or charities.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • He made exception-ally few personal bequests.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Why then should you expect me to pen this kind of affidavit, which has no object but to keep up a foolish partiality and secure a foolish bequest?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The bequest is conditional on your taking possession of the house (it is in Cumberland) before twelve o'clock tomorrow.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • I had to go out to Waterbury just after Florence's death because the poor dear old fellow had left a good many charitable bequests and I had to appoint trustees.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Reminding him of the fact, that Mr. Peggotty derived a steady, though certainly a very moderate income from the bequest of his late brother-in-law, I promised to do so.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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