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endow
used in Atlas Shrugged

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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
  • But a week later they announced, with an inordinate amount of publicity, that they were endowing the construction of a playground for the children of the unemployed.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (70% in)
  • A body without a soul is a corpse, a soul without a body is a ghost-yet such is their image of man's nature: the battleground of a struggle between a corpse and a ghost, a corpse endowed with some evil volition of its own and a ghost endowed with the knowledge that everything known to man is non-existent, that only the unknowable exists.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (37% in)
  • A body without a soul is a corpse, a soul without a body is a ghost-yet such is their image of man's nature: the battleground of a struggle between a corpse and a ghost, a corpse endowed with some evil volition of its own and a ghost endowed with the knowledge that everything known to man is non-existent, that only the unknowable exists.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (37% in)
  • He believes that physical objects are endowed with a mysterious volition, moved by causeless, unpredictable whims, while he is a helpless pawn at the mercy of forces beyond his control.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (59% in)

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