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legacy
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
coming from the past or left to the future — especially a gift left in a will
  • Neither Thwackum nor Square were much better satisfied with their legacies.
    Book 5 (64% in)
  • If so be that it be so, the legacy may go to the devil with him that gave it.
    Book 5 (62% in)
  • The sensations it occasioned were a mixture of joy and grief; somewhat like what divide the mind of a good man when he peruses the will of his deceased friend, in which a large legacy, which his distresses make the more welcome, is bequeathed to him.
    Book 16 (45% in)

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