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Definition give something of value to — usually a significant amount of money or something of financial value, but sometimes qualities or abilities too
  • She endowed the foundation with a million dollars.
endowed = gave
  • The country is endowed with enormous oil reserves.
  • She is endowed with a sharp mind.
  • We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • endowed = given
  • The King endowed several other charities at the same time.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • [despairingly] Oh, you are witty: at the supreme moment the Life Force endows you with every quality.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • His singleness of purpose and resolution, and his elevated piety, endowed him, without his knowledge, with perennial youth.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Nevertheless death approached with less than usual of its horrors, as if in tenderness to one of her half-endowed faculties.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Now, I say, is the time when the virtue that is in thee is ripe, and endowed with efficacy to work the good that is looked for from thee.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • If his father can endow him with a good physique and his mother with some common sense in his early education, that should be his heritage.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • For where, Fanny, shall we find a woman whom nature had so richly endowed?
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • She could never again be quite so awed by the power with which she herself had endowed the Vidas and Blaussers and Bogarts.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Your generation of Americans is uniquely endowed by history to give new meaning to the pride and spirit of America.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • And neither will your lady, so endowed with gifts.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • When 89-58 begins to exhibit paranormal abilities, he proves to be phenomenally endowed.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Only frailty, it seems, can divine it-and I was not endowed with that property.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Because no harm could come to it he endowed it with power.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • 'Number two, you mean,' said Mr. Bolter, who was largely endowed with the quality of selfishness.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Andres was a man endowed with almost supreme patience.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • She called every one darling, endowing the endearment with careless, individual comraderie.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams

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