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Definition a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to have an income without working
  • Between Social Security and a good company pension, my grandparents are reasonably comfortable.
  • Here, as at Paris, Becky was a boarding-house queen, and ruled in select pensions.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He asked neither pension nor retaining fee, but, if they deemed him worthy, would they write him a testimonial?
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The company, Ezra explained to Carol, had no funds for giving pensions.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Let's assume the story you gave me is true, though I'd bet my pension a good deal of it is either fabricated or omitted.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • He knew Vevay well, and as soon as the boat touched the little quay, he hurried along the shore to La Tour, where the Carrols were living en pension.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • I got a good pension that I earned and a few years left to bask in the sunshine down here.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • As examples: We should bring more citizens under the coverage of old-age pensions and unemployment insurance.
    Franklin  Delano  Roosevelt  --  The Four Freedoms
  • I will pension you for life.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • He was made private astronomer to the king and received a pension.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Zero pensions, zero savings, zero stocks and bonds.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • So I sit at my ease, as befits a mahout,—not a mere hunter,—a mahout, I say, and a man who gets a pension at the end of his service.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • Have you gone into the insurance fund, the pension fund, the building society, the various applications of co-operation!
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • I wrote to her I was coming, and she answered that she would engage a room for me at a pension.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Liberal old-age pensions had been agreed upon.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • These folks would finish their commitment to the armed services and have several years in on a federal pension, so they'd end up working for the BOP.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • So take my watch, my wallet, my pension fund.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Give us medals where they think we were right, take away our pensions and put us in jail where they decide we were wrong.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • At first I wondered why these obvious candidates for physical retirement and full-pay pension didn't take it and go home.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • He always said it was the single most important thing an officer could do if he wanted to live long enough to draw a pension.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian

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