endowment

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Synonyms for endowment

Synonyms for endowment

natural abilities or qualities

the capital that provides income for an institution

the act of endowing with a permanent source of income

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Nay, Aylmer," said Georgiana with the firmness of which she possessed no stinted endowment, "it is not you that have a right to complain.
Will not such an one from his early childhood be in all things first among all, especially if his bodily endowments are like his mental ones?
But you have talents, Arthur - natural endowments both of heart and mind and temper, such as many a better Christian would be glad to possess, if you would only employ them in God's service.
Brayne, that multi-millionaire whose colossal and even crushing endowments of small religions have occasioned so much easy sport and easier solemnity for the American and English papers.
As the only endowments with which Nature had gifted Lady Crawley were those of pink cheeks and a white skin, and as she had no sort of character, nor talents, nor opinions, nor occupations, nor amusements, nor that vigour of soul and ferocity of temper which often falls to the lot of entirely foolish women, her hold upon Sir Pitt's affections was not very great.
He is an Englishman, and in the midst of national and professional prejudices, unsoftened by cultivation, retains some of the noblest endowments of humanity.
During that period, I will endeavour earnestly and patiently, if ever man did, to open some prospect for myself, and free you from the burden you fear I should become if I married one whose worth and beauty are her chief endowments.
Was there no convent of Saxon endowment, where he could be received?
Bright's audacity (so far as that endowment might avail) had enabled him to take full advantage of whatever capabilities they offered.
And since we see clearly that the endowment of matter with vitality is a principle -- indeed, as far as our judgments extend, the leading principle in the operations of Deity, -- it is scarcely logical to imagine it confined to the regions of the minute, where we daily trace it, and not extending to those of the august.
He had come to the school as a day-boy, with the best scholarship on their endowment, so that his education had cost him nothing.
The last time I saw him, which was a few months before he died, he gave me fifty thousand dollars toward our endowment fund.
Ordering meals, directing servants, paying bills, and so contriving that every clock ticked more or less accurately in time, and a number of vases were always full of fresh flowers was supposed to be a natural endowment of hers, and, indeed, Mrs.
She was a simple, practical, hard-working woman, but she possessed faith in large endowment.
Many hours of work were required, however, in spite of his unusual high endowment of intelligence.