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endow
used in The Scarlet Letter

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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
  • It was the scarlet letter in another form: the scarlet letter endowed with life!
    Chapter 7 -- The Governor's Hall (28% in)
  • Walking to and fro, with those lonely footsteps, in the little world with which she was outwardly connected, it now and then appeared to Hester—if altogether fancy, it was nevertheless too potent to be resisted—she felt or fancied, then, that the scarlet letter had endowed her with a new sense.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (85% in)
  • See ye not, she is the scarlet letter, only capable of being loved, and so endowed with a millionfold the power of retribution for my sin?
    Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (54% in)
  • There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.
    Chapter 11 -- The Interior of a Heart (33% in)
  • Hester had often fancied that Providence had a design of justice and retribution, in endowing the child with this marked propensity; but never, until now, had she bethought herself to ask, whether, linked with that design, there might not likewise be a purpose of mercy and beneficence.
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (79% in)

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