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endowment
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 uses
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Definition
the invested money that provides income for an institution; or an instance of giving such money

or:

abilities or qualities — especially those that are nature-given
  • You must not despise the women who do not possess your brilliant talent, but who exercise their own particular endowments.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (51% in)
  • You who speak of a 'moral instinct' as if it were some separate endowment opposed to reason-man's reason is his moral faculty.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (23% in)
  • Reason is the enemy he dreads and, simultaneously, considers precarious; reason, to him, is a means of deception; he feels that men possess some power more potent than reason-and only their causeless belief or their forced obedience can give him a sense of security, a proof that he has gained control of the mystic endowment he lacked.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (65% in)
  • Begging my inferiors for funds and endowments?
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (85% in)

There are no more uses of "endowment" in Atlas Shrugged.

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