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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FUNDS

In Freedom's name, I send herewith a contribution to the funds of your society.

It was, indeed, a desperate expedient for raising the funds.

The funds so realized go into the coffers of the Church, which is fit and proper.

I only ask that we should take counsel together so as to prevent the failure of your funds.

And of course it was at the minute I was asked to account for the funds I had.

Donovan had been for many years a generous subscriber to these funds.

He has no assistants, no funds, with which to conduct further experiments.

"You might have lost it in the funds, and had no pleasure for it," said Sir William, consolingly.

This work alone brought no less a sum than 10,299 to the funds of the hospital.

I was to supply all the funds for present expenses; Mr. Trover to incur all the perils.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from French fond "a bottom, floor, ground" (12c.), also "a merchant's basic stock or capital," from Latin fundus "bottom, foundation, piece of land," from PIE root *bhudh- "bottom, base" (cf. Sanskrit budhnah, Greek pythmen "foundation, bottom," Old English botm "lowest part;" see bottom (n.)). Funds "money at one's disposal" is from 1728. Fund-raiser (also fundraiser) first attested 1957.

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