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[ UK /bˌɛnɪfˈækʃən/ ]
  1. a contribution of money or assistance
  2. an act intending or showing kindness and good will
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How To Use benefaction In A Sentence

  • The bieing innate of a battery based upon peoples entrance to fast as well as postulated for benefaction needs. Archive 2009-12-01
  • With those 'records of the past,' which my old friend Stillinghast ought to have _eaten_ up years ago, you have burnt up legacies to orphans, benefactions to widows, and many noble charities with it -- _if it was burnt_, "added Mr. Fielding. May Brooke
  • It is left to us to keep their generous benefaction alive, and our blessed, beautiful country worthy of their courage.
  • Permit me now to render my portion of the general debt of gratitude, by acknowledgments in advance for the singular benefaction which is the subject of this letter, to tender my wishes for the continuance of a life so usefully employed, and to add the assurances of my perfect esteem and respect. Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4
  • As one of his biographers noted, the statistics of his benefactions alone are mind-numbing.
  • I do not think there is anything insurmountably difficult or impossible about getting men to understand one or two simple propositions which they do not understand now, that is, the benefaction to any community of the recognized money-maker. Australia and Her Post-War Problem
  • In fact there is an ambiguity to several of these benefactions.
  • He was president of the Stanford University, a private benefaction of the times. Chapter 1: My Eagle
  • Occasionally, a great private patron with local connections might favour the town with a benefaction or by acting as friend at court.
  • The relations cognisance of a arise gave those benefaction a taste of what a Society's reason up was identical to a century ago (although nonetheless a cigars commonly smoked by members afterwards after a light repast during a finish of readings). Philadelphia Reflections: Shakspere Society of Philadelphia
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