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Definition income received in regular periodic payments — especially from a fixed capital investment
  • The annuity does not increase with inflation.
  • The annuity is fixed and insured, but if the economy gets bad enough, the annuity can decrease.
  • Under current law, fixed annuities are regulated differently and provide a different level of security than variable annuities.
  • She lives off a small annuity.
  • With this one job you got annuities for your whole passel of bambinos.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • But I shall not give up my Liberty for a dirty annuity.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Miss Crawley had left her a little annuity.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • A small annuity is what I should like you to have—so as to be independent of me—and so that I may be independent of you.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The calculations of various life assurance and annuity offices, among other figures which cannot go wrong, have established the fact.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • He had his teacher's pension and a small tax-deferred annuity and an old passbook with interest posted in cozy broken type.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • There were no legacies, no annuities, none of the posthumous bustle with which some of the dead prolong their activities.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • A decent annuity would have restored her thoughts to their old train, at once.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He was some kind of human annuity.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • I have left an annuity for his sole support in case he should outlive me.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I had often heard him complain of the disproportion of his rank with his fortune; and I advised him to invest all he had in an annuity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • They will discuss a new angle on their annuities.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • I have given a mortgage on our annuity.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • He decides on one opportunity that gives him an annuity for life.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • James and Peter will get the lion's share of my money, that is to say, it stays in the business and Peter will draw an annuity.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The annuity was a modest one, but with the help of the boarders and of a tenacious purpose Mrs. Keating had managed.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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