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  • n. Plural form of benefactor.


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  • The look on Londo's face as he finally realizes the Faustian bargain he has made with his 'benefactors' is as good a piece of acting as you'll ever see on TV.

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  • Since air transport is one of the main benefactors of globalization.

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  • When I have made some choices, I call the benefactors and they accept or ask me to look again.

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  • "Come, Denys," said he good-humouredly, "see what the good monks have given me; now, do try to be fairer to them; for to be round with you, it chilled my friendship for a moment to hear even you call my benefactors 'hypocrites.'"

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  • Let us start in an honest rivalry -- let us get rid of the drawbacks and impediments which are in the way of our progress, and sure I am that the virtues, the energies, the industry, the adventurous spirit of the manufacturers and merchants of England, which have planted their language in every climate and in every region, would make them known as benefactors through the wide world.

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  • Abandoned by his major-label benefactors the moment his 15 minutes finally ran out, the Today's Latest Headlines

  • A second round of drinks had arrived unrequested, their waitress identifying as their benefactors a group of young staffers clustered around the bar, where they had clearly been drinking for a while.

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  • The benefactors will be a generation of younger workers who are trying to support themselves and their families while paying taxes to finance the rest of government spending.

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  • That was how much they had loathed their so-called benefactors.

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  • Mr. Mehta also started calling benefactors to raise money for the three-day, two-night stay, which is being tacked on to the end of an Asian tour.

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