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  • noun Plural form of almsgiver.

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Examples

  • The number of almsgivers, he says, had dwindled to a handful by this summer.

    How Buddhism Became

  • He asked me who the almsgivers ought to be, in any country.

    The Imperialist

  • Constantinople, that the monks, the great almsgivers upon these occasions, would have brought starvation within sight of their own doors, if they had not economised their resources, and left the devotees to shift for themselves as they could.

    Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

  • Some Asian countries have laws targeting both beggars and almsgivers but European vagrancy laws typically focus only on those asking for money, and aren't always strictly enforced.

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  • Verily as to the almsgivers, both men and women, and those who lend unto

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • Wherefore Joseph's brethren returned into Egypt: and when they came into his presence, they said, Noble lord, the famine is felt by us and our family, and we are come with a small sum of money: a yet give unto us full measure, and bestow corn upon us as alms; for GOD rewardeth the almsgivers.

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • House of Representatives deputy speaker Muhaimin Iskandar agreed, adding that almsgivers needed to utilize available distribution channels.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • _dh_ákiríns (rememberers), its ummal-i-_dh_akát (almsgivers), its muqaddasíns (saints), its munzavís (recluses), its súfís, its dervishes, and what not — was paralyzed and utterly discredited.

    The Promised Day Is Come

  • For those who are devout are prepared with their LORD gardens through which rivers flow; therein shall they continue forever: and they shall enjoy wives free from impurity, and the favor of GOD; for GOD regardeth his servants who say, O LORD, we do sincerely believe; forgive us therefore our sins, and deliver us from the pain of hell fire: the patient, and the lovers of truth, and the devout, and the almsgivers, and those who ask pardon early in the morning.

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • But give us full measure, and bestow it as alms, for God will recompense the almsgivers. "

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

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