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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bequeathment The act of bequeathing, or the state of being bequeathed; a bequest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: All the proceeds earned from James M. Barrie's book "Peter Pan" were bequeathed to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for the Sick Children in London.
    • n bequeathment The act of bequeathing; a bequest.
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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Of course, money will do after its kind, and will steadily work to unspiritualize and unchurch the people to whom it was bequeathed.”
  • Plato
    “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.”


In literature:

The grand Temple indeed remained the pride of every Jew, but David had bequeathed the treasures to build it.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
Eight years later he allowed persons to bequeath property to Christian institutions and churches.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
First, he overcame a certain corrupt tendency bequeathed by Restoration literature.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
What a magnificent inheritance did he bequeath to that monarch!
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
The war had bequeathed a debt.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
His charity extends no further than to mountebanks and sow-gelders, to whom he bequeaths the seasons of the year to kill or torture by.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
This is a copy of the will of Madeline's grandfather, bequeathing her the sum of L12,000.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
They bequeathed to us a Government of laws and a Federal Union founded upon the great principle of popular representation.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents," by Edited by James D. Richardson
The locket is your lover's free gift, and is yours to keep and to bequeath to your children.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
And I do give, devise, and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate, both real and personal, to .
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
Old Roger Chillingworth died and bequeathed his property to little Pearl.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume V." by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
What a "glorious Union" this doctrine of Mr. Clay bequeaths to the people of the United States!
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
It was the hand which wrote unknown to your uncle that letter to your solicitor, bequeathing itself to you.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
His immense estate was left to his children, the bulk of it being bequeathed to his eldest son.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Not so indeed had they come, but to divide the great hoard of treasure which the King had bequeathed to them at his death.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
He bequeathed to the British Museum the valuable Egerton MSS.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
His valuable library, also, he bequeathed for the same object.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
What is this Mildred Dutton to you, that you should bequeath to her L30,000?
"The Two Admirals" by J. Fenimore Cooper
At his death Jenghiz Khan was sixty-five years old, and he bequeathed his immense kingdom to his four sons.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Another was bequeathed by Dragonetti to the late Duke of Leinster.
"The Violin" by George Hart

In poetry:

Place then the fear of God before thy sight,
When thou by will thy substance dost bequeath,
Give unto each what is his proper right,
And justly share thy wealth, before thy death.
"An Admonition To A Sick Person, To Make His Will In Time, And To Dispose Of His Effects In The Fear " by Rees Prichard
O to drink the mystic deliria deeper than any other man!
O savage and tender achings!
(I bequeath them to you, my children,
I tell them to you, for reasons, O bridegroom and bride.)
"One Hour To Madness And Joy" by Walt Whitman
"Where the wild thyme perfumes the purpled heath,
Long loitering, there your fleecy tribes extend—
But what avail the maxims I bequeath?
The fruitless gift of an officious friend!
"Elegy XVIII. He Repeats the Song of Colin, a Discerning Shepherd" by William Shenstone
That distant isle mist-wreathed,
Mantled in unimaginable green,
Too long hath been our mistress and our queen.
Our fathers have bequeathed
Too deep a love for her, our hearts within.
"How Long?" by Emma Lazarus
THEY tell us that the Muse is soon to fly hence,
Leaving the bowers of song that once were dear,
Her robes bequeathing to her sister, Science,
The groves of Pindus for the axe to clear.
"The Coming Era" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Strangely she gaz'd on the surges beneath her,
Charm'd with the sound or entranc'd by the light:
Then did the waves a wild aspect bequeath her,
Stern as the ocean and weird as the night.
"The Bride Of The Sea" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

In news:

The rage that has united young Arabs from Tunis to Tripoli is fueled not just by hatred of their rulers but also by the widespread and entirely valid belief that those rulers intend to bequeath power to their equally loathsome offspring.
Carnegie observed that "it is no longer questionable that great sums bequeathed oftener work more for the injury than for the good of the recipients".
Rights to the book were bequeathed to the state of Bavaria by the Allies after World War II.
Emma Heming-Willis Denies Bruce Is Suing Apple Over Right To Bequeath His iTunes.
The industrialist Armand Hammer announced today that he had bequeathed his collection of more than 47 drawings by Old Masters and Impressionists to the National Gallery.
The estate of a late Albemarle man that's worth more than $3 million was bequeathed to the North Carolina Zoological Society, which was the largest single gift in its 44-year history.
It's the time of year when the aspen trees have finished trembling and bequeathed their coins to Earth.
A couple of YSU alumni have made plans to bequeath $1 million or more to the beautification of the campus.
Scores of Boy Scouts spent Tuesday romping through a new aquatics center named after a former Scout who bequeathed a large part of his estate to benefit another generation of boys.
Assouline bequeaths a colorful, cultured rhetoric to the reader.
Before President Barack Obama could turn to the regions and issues he believed should be foreign policy priorities in his first term, he felt he had to clean up the mess his predecessor had bequeathed him in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Woman Bequeaths $140K to Fire Department .
A Minnesota fire chief was left speechless recently when a neighbor bequeathed $140,000 to his department.
Bresley bequeathed her body to the University of Nebraska Anatomical Board.
So much so that Hopper 's wife bequeathed their collection to the museum after her death in 1968.