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Definition something that is of great benefit
  • It proved such a financial boon that when the family's third son was born that year, Elias in gratitude wanted to name him Columbus.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Vouchsafe me, for my meed, but one fair look; A smaller boon than this I cannot beg, And less than this, I am sure, you cannot give.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Nothing wrong when prohibition is mocked by women—when the greatest boon ever granted this country is derided and beaten down and cheated?
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • It was a grand boon doubtless; and independence would be glorious — yes, I felt that — that thought swelled my heart.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Pardon, dear madam; Yet to be known shortens my made intent: My boon I make it that you know me not Till time and I think meet.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • "Your gifts weren't a boon?"
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • For a researcher, this is a remarkable boon.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Smith wrote: I was born Perry Edward Smith Oct. 27 1928 in Huntington, Elko County, Nevada, which is situated way out in the boon docks, so to speak.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Their result is a lord, a general, or a boon companion.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Society and Solitude
  • W, a, tJAMES: I only meant that Miss Sullivan is a boon.
    William Gibson  --  The Miracle Worker
  • It was a boon he could not have anticipated.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • I beg you, sir, as a boon, a favour to myself.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The first boon has been that when the flu arrived on campus last week, we knew in minutes who brought it.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She told him of a young woman who had been granted a boon.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • His thinness was a boon to him then, the bones and muscles clearly distinguished beneath the skin.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • And think of what a boon it will be to Czech historians of the future.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Bid her for thy sake, for a daughter's boon...... JASON.
    Euripides  --  Medea
  • This will be a boon to our defense," Tappan said, smiling and raising his burgundy glass.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The Candle is a great boon to mankind, as approved by all men.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • Now he did not think life was such a boon.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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