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But is an endowment ever a blessing to the man who receives it?

"It's there you are a fool," she said, moved actually now by his numbness to his own endowment.

Immortal indeed, so long as sleep remains an endowment of humanity!

Of the value of this endowment the Indian, with all his improvidence, had some notion.

Besides the building, an endowment of £8,000 in Consols was left by the founder.

Not satisfied with this he has added an endowment fund of $500,000.

This state of things has produced the demand for the ‘Endowment of Research.’

Much was said in later years about the requirement of the endowment oath.

There must have been reasons in Whittington's mind for omitting any endowment of schools.

The existence of this endowment is perhaps not as widely known as it should be.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "action of endowing," from endow + -ment. Meaning "property with which an institution or person is endowed" is from 1590s; that of "gift, power, advantage" is early 17c.

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