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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of endow.
- adj. Pertaining to an endowment, as with an endowed chair at a university.
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- adj. provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)
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We have a long list of heavily decorated people (men and women) who have gone on to obtain endowed professorships and chairmanships at top 10 institutions.
The name endowed to us, succinctly says all about us.
I once heard an Italian lady speak of a young friend whom she described as endowed with every virtue under heaven, “ma,” she exclaimed, “povero disgraziato, ha ammazzato suo zio.”
And, I might add, when the need was felt to establish the Canada Council for the encouragement of arts and letters in our land, it was endowed from the estates of two outstanding Maritime-born captains of finance.
The right to use the physical strength and the brains with which the workman has been endowed is his by a far higher title than any right of property.
I once heard an Italian lady speak of a young friend whom she described as endowed with every virtue under heaven, "ma," she exclaimed, "povero disgraziato, ha ammazzato suo zio."
The three-year term endowed position recognizes a junior faculty member who shows promise and productivity in the field of equine research.
Schanzer's language bias is clearly demonstrated when he says that the "United Nations General Assembly partition plan ... endowed the Palestinian Arabs with a state that included an expanded Gaza strip, the West Bank, and much of the northern territory. [emphasis added]" How considerate for sure, to be "endowed" with only portions of your own homeland, while a minority of the population, immigrants at that, is given a majority of the land.
Almost all UC endowment funds are restricted for specific purposes, such as endowed chairs, student financial aid, research and academic support.
Eddie Jeffers, a young man all of 23-years old at his death, understood that but for the dedication of the valiant to safeguard the freedoms and liberties, "endowed" to us by the
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