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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'

"'My name,' said he, 'is Mr. Duncan Ross, and I am myself one of the pensioners upon the fund left by our noble benefactor.
A plaque at his birthplace describes him as a "non-conformist Preacher, Industrialist, Geologist, Politician, Educationalist and Public Benefactor".
Although Faneuil enjoyed the good life, his contemporaries and posterity honor him most highly as a public benefactor.
Are you not the Captain Fernand who betrayed, sold, and murdered his benefactor, Ali?
Black Adam shares the powers of his gods with the boy, and Amon calls down the mystical lightning by saying his benefactor's name, "Black Adam".
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.
Cheong Yoke Choy saw Loke Yew not only as a benefactor but also a mentor.
Draper insisted that his role as benefactor to many charitable causes (including military history, archaeology, conservation, and population problems) remain anonymous.
During his lifetime Cawood was a great benefactor of the Company, though unfortunately his gifts perished in the Great Fire.
Funding from benefactor Carl Smith created the foundation for the 280-piece Cavalier Marching Band in 2004, replacing the Virginia Pep Band in its official capacity at athletic events.
George Frederick Boyle, 6th Earl of Glasgow was benefactor of the cathedral and commissioned William Butterfield to design the building.
Green was a benefactor of the Ravenglas Eskdale Railway in Cumbria and was reputed to be a millionaire.
He found a funding source (an unknown benefactor) and started attacking US sites.
He was a benefactor to Gloucester Abbey, as well as Saint Guthlac's.
He was also a major benefactor of Darell Road School in Kew and was, for many years, president and patron of the Victoria Working Men's Club in Kew.
He was an early benefactor of Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), visualizing it as a university of all the Methodist schools founded for the education of freedmen (former African American slaves).
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."
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.
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.
Hurt by love, the uncompromising Jason is bent on becoming a celebrated director and in the process, causes his benefactor Kangli to lose her job.
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.
In the case of the Coalition States it is suggested that their benefactor is a rogue artificial intelligent computer named ARCHIE 3.
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!
James Ross had used his enormous wealth to become a major benefactor to the city of Montreal, Quebec and his son continued the family's philanthropy.
King John of England, for example, appears to have been a most munificent benefactor to his towns.
Later the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna became the main benefactor of the collection.
Lovekin was a patriotic Western Australian and crusader for development, based on an expanding rural economy and the fashioning of a beautiful city: like Hackett, he was a substantial benefactor to Perth."
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!
Oh, would we could relate it everywhere, and to every one, so that the emotion of our unknown benefactor might reveal his presence.''
Robert Hudson Tannahill of the Hudson's Department Store family, was a major benefactor and supporter of the museum, donating many works during his lifetime.
Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk, the then lord of Chepstow, was a generous benefactor; his monumental undertaking was the rebuilding of the church.
Roger I was a notable benefactor of the Order of the Temple and a fervent Crusader, making large grants to the first Templar preceptory in Occitania at Douzens.
Roy William Hill (December 1, 1899 – February 14, 1986) was an automobile dealer, philanthropist, and early trustee and benefactor of Eisenhower Medical Center.
Sargood Hall, named after a major benefactor, extends at right angles from the southern reach of the Castle Street range to form the south flank of the interior quadrangle.
She lived for a while next to Sidney Nolan in Melbourne, was befriended by his benefactor John Reed, and worked as an artist's model.
Sir Hildred Carlile was a textiles entrepreneur and generous benefactor of Bedford College, University of London.
The bronze plaque below it reads: Dr Rushbrook is also the benefactor of the Fire Laboratory that lies at the heart of the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, in the School of Engineering at The University of Edinburgh.
The church's benefactor, Vache Yepremian, from Los Angeles, sponsored the construction of the church and on May 9, 2007, the church of St.
The combination baseball/football field was opened in 1916 and had been named for a university benefactor best known as the inventor of Bromo-Seltzer.
The idiot reminds me of a Borges story in which innocence personified destroys his benefactor.
The missing head of the family is a major benefactor of one of Italy's major political parties and pressure is being applied.
This was financed by subscription from the members although the Leicester engineer and councillor Josiah Gimson was the main benefactor.
Unfortunately, the negotiation failed, and when he returned to defend his benefactor, he was dead.
Victor Smorgon AC (2 January 1913 – 3 July 2009) was an Australian industrialist, arts patron and benefactor, who was founder and former head of the Victor Smorgon Group.
Victor Smorgon was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours, for service to art as a benefactor.
When he says the name of his brother-in-law and benefactor "Black Adam", Amon Tomaz is transformed into Osiris.
Yes, my faithful friend, my benefactor, I've found the method!
``Alas,''cried Monte Cristo, striving to repress his emotion,``if Lord Wilmore was your unknown benefactor, I fear you will never see him again.
``Here is the relic,''she said;``do not think it will be less dear to us now we are acquainted with our benefactor!''
``My father thought that this action had been miraculously performed he believed that a benefactor had arisen from the grave to save us.

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