Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of benefit.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of benefit.

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Examples

  • �The number of Minnesotans without health insurance jumped nearly 30 percent over the past three years� The percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance jumped from 5.4 percent in 2001 to 6.7 percent in 2004�fewer Minnesotans are getting health coverage through their jobs, another sign that employers are cutting or scaling back health care benefits, because of the rising cost of those benefits��

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  • One of the main benefits is encouragement and motivation from hearing how others are getting on.

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  • Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has claimed he is proud to receive £25,000 a year in benefits from the British taxpayer because the money ‘belongs to Allah’.

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  • Use of an altered military discharge certificate to obtain benefits is punishable by up to one year in prison and up to a $100,000 fine.

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  • McCain benefits from the lack of a united democratic party.

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  • Thus, although, as the Telegraph reminds us, Britain benefits from a certain influx of legal immigrants, we are also confronting ever larger numbers of immigrants, legal and illegal, who despise everything about this country except its welfare provisions and the criminal opportunities opened up by politically correct policing.

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  • “Growth in benefits is unsustainable,” it warned, going on to recommend fourteen measures of containment: nine “limited-risk initiatives” and five “bold steps.”

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  • (Yeltsin's popularity, and Russia's image, suffered from his occasional displays of public drunkenness; Putin benefits from a reputation for sobriety and takes care to imbibe modestly in public.)

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  • Facing a substantial $7.5 million cut at last estimate, Pueblo school district officials are optimistic that they can realize long-term benefits from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the 2010 federal budget.

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  • One of the ways I think the government can save on Medicare without making any cuts to benefits is to stop allowing the wealthy to have Medicare in the first place even though they paid into the system, anyone with an income over $500,000 shouldn't qualify to have Medicare because those folks can afford to buy a health insurance policy of their own.

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  • I'd say it is something that you get as a result of owning something, being a member of something, having the rights to something, or doing something, like the benefits of being the first one to look up this word include being first and writing this explanation.

    May 15, 2009