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legacy

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Definition coming from the past or left to the future — especially a gift left in a will
  • I remember the look on Daddy's face the day Mr. Wyatt handed him the keys to the grocery store; Mr. Reuben and all those pictures on his walls, showing years and years of a legacy he's built; Ms.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
legacy = something passed from one generation to the next
  • The Legacy of the Amistad Trial can be seen at the New Haven Colony Historical Society in New Haven, Connecticut.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Then there were a number of small legacies.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • A house fire consumed all of his Civil War memorabilia, leaving almost no legacy other than his autobiography to set his wartime record straight.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • My body throbbed with the legacy of the border crossing, but the pain could not forestall sleep.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • This was his legacy: nothing is ever escaped.
    James Baldwin  --  Notes of a Native Son
  • I hear his grandson continues the legacy.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • 3): The Legacy of TK: Scorched Earth and Scorched Hearts CHAMBERLAIN-Prom Night is history now.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • She had dedicated herself, weeks ago, to making sense of what Inverarity had left behind, never suspecting that the legacy was America.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Then there were a number of small legacies.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • I asked Joe whether he had heard if any of the other relations had any legacies?
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • She speaks of building a John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, so that people from around the world will know of her husband's legacy.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • They're going to remember me as Piper McLean's father, and that's the best legacy I can imagine.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • If the worst of what she left on Earth was a legacy of inebriated support, it was a good legacy in my book.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Blood was coursing from black, festering slashes across several of the faces and throats, grisly legacies of Max's last encounter with the demon.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • He talked about the reaction of his fellow marines and the legacy of their distrust.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • 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.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • My legacy" "You were with him?" asked Max.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Corones ... Blanche: Legacies!
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Yet these were the areas Mayor Schmoke knew would determine his legacy of success or failure.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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