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legacy
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
coming from the past or left to the future — especially a gift left in a will
  • The passing of a great human institution before its work is done, like the untimely passing of a single soul, but leaves a legacy of striving for other men.
    Chapter 2 (96% in)
  • The legacy of the Freedmen's Bureau is the heavy heritage of this generation.
    Chapter 2 (96% in)
  • To-day, when new and vaster problems are destined to strain every fibre of the national mind and soul, would it not be well to count this legacy honestly and carefully?
    Chapter 2 (97% in)
  • That is the large legacy of the Freedmen's Bureau, the work it did not do because it could not.
    Chapter 2 (99% in)
  • How curious a land is this,—how full of untold story, of tragedy and laughter, and the rich legacy of human life; shadowed with a tragic past, and big with future promise!
    Chapter 7 (47% in)

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