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Word: benefactor

Definition: gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose


Sentences Containing 'benefactor'

He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them is pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist.
Yes, my faithful friend, my benefactor, I've found the method!
And yet you pity a man who, without being bitten by one of his race, has yet murdered his benefactor; and who, now unable to kill any one, because his hands are bound, wishes to see his companion in captivity perish.
Oh, would we could relate it everywhere, and to every one, so that the emotion of our unknown benefactor might reveal his presence.''
``Alas,''cried Monte Cristo, striving to repress his emotion,``if Lord Wilmore was your unknown benefactor, I fear you will never see him again.
``My father thought that this action had been miraculously performed he believed that a benefactor had arisen from the grave to save us.
Unfortunately, the negotiation failed, and when he returned to defend his benefactor, he was dead.
It is you who, sent by him to Constantinople, to treat with the emperor for the life or death of your benefactor, brought back a false mandate granting full pardon!
Are you not the Captain Fernand who betrayed, sold, and murdered his benefactor, Ali?
Morrel seized their hands, and opening the door exclaimed in a voice choked with sobs,``On your knees on your knees he is our benefactor the savior of our father!
``Here is the relic,''she said;``do not think it will be less dear to us now we are acquainted with our benefactor!''
King John of England, for example, appears to have been a most munificent benefactor to his towns.
But should any other person buy you such an estate, the shopkeeper will be much obliged to your benefactor if he would enjoin you to buy all your clothes at his shop.
The sweetest and most inoffensive path of life leads through the avenues of science and learning; and whoever can either remove any obstructions in this way, or open up any new prospect, ought so far to be esteemed a benefactor to mankind.
"'My name,' said he, 'is Mr. Duncan Ross, and I am myself one of the pensioners upon the fund left by our noble benefactor.
He was an old friend of McCarthy's, and, I may add, a great benefactor to him, for I have learned that he gave him Hatherley Farm rent free."
I am persuaded she knew no difference between his having been a personal benefactor of hers, and a kind friend to me, and that she would have received him with the utmost gratitude and devotion in any case.
'And when I came to you, that night, to lay down all my load of shame and grief, and knew that I had to tell that, underneath your roof, one of my own kindred, to whom you had been a benefactor, for the love of me, had spoken to me words that should have found no utterance, even if I had been the weak and mercenary wretch he thought me--my mind revolted from the taint the very tale conveyed.
Ingratitude is among them a capital crime, as we read it to have been in some other countries: for they reason thus; that whoever makes ill returns to his benefactor, must needs be a common enemy to the rest of mankind, from whom he has received no obligation, and therefore such a man is not fit to live.
He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them in pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist.

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