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legacy
used in The Crying of Lot 49

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Definition
coming from the past or left to the future — especially a gift left in a will
  • She had dedicated herself, weeks ago, to making sense of what Inverarity had left behind, never suspecting that the legacy was America.
    Chapter 6 (85% in)
  • Back in the office, he outlined what she was in for: learn intimately the books and the business, go through probate, collect all debts, inventory the assets, get an appraisal of the estate, decide what to liquidate and what to hold on to, pay off claims, square away taxes, distribute legacies... "Hey," said Oedipa, "can't I get somebody to do it for me?"
    Chapter 1 (83% in)
  • What would the probate judge have to say about spreading some kind of a legacy among them all, all those nameless, maybe as a first installment?
    Chapter 6 (92% in)
  • For there either was some Tristero beyond the appearance of the legacy America, or there was just America and if there was just America then it seemed the only way she could continue, and manage to be at all relevant to it, was as an alien, unfurrowed, assumed full circle into some paranoia.
    Chapter 6 (96% in)

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