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pension
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to have an income without working
  • The pension from each family for the education and entertainment of a child, upon failure of due payment, is levied by the emperor's officers.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (70% in)
  • The meaner families who have children at these nurseries, are obliged, besides their annual pension, which is as low as possible, to return to the steward of the nursery a small monthly share of their gettings, to be a portion for the child; and therefore all parents are limited in their expenses by the law.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (72% in)
  • How it came to pass, that people were so violently bent upon getting into this assembly, which I allowed to be a great trouble and expense, often to the ruin of their families, without any salary or pension? because this appeared such an exalted strain of virtue and public spirit, that his majesty seemed to doubt it might possibly not be always sincere.
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (69% in)

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