endowment


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endowment

A whole bunch of money given by a person to an academic institution, generally to support research
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In that old day the English settler on these rude shores -- having left king, nobles, and all degrees of awful rank behind, while still the faculty and necessity of reverence was strong in him -- bestowed it on the white hair and venerable brow of age -- on long-tried integrity -- on solid wisdom and sad-coloured experience -- on endowments of that grave and weighty order which gave the idea of permanence, and comes under the general definition of respectability.
The distinction has probably been slurred over, owing to the sterility in both cases being looked on as a special endowment, beyond the province of our reasoning powers.
But you have talents, Arthur - natural endowments both of heart and mind and temper, such as many a better Christian would be glad to possess, if you would only employ them in God's service.
The women of the island have abundance of vivacity: they, contemn their husbands, and are exceedingly fond of strangers, whereof there is always a considerable number from the continent below, attending at court, either upon affairs of the several towns and corporations, or their own particular occasions, but are much despised, because they want the same endowments. Among these the ladies choose their gallants: but the vexation is, that they act with too much ease and security; for the husband is always so rapt in speculation, that the mistress and lover may proceed to the greatest familiarities before his face, if he be but provided with paper and implements, and without his flapper at his side.
It will not be denied that the representation of the Union will be most likely to possess these requisite endowments. Does it consist in the greater security afforded by a greater variety of parties, against the event of any one party being able to outnumber and oppress the rest?
Benevolence, devotedness, enthusiasm, were her antipathies; for dissimulation and self-interest she had a preference--they were real wisdom in her eyes; moral and physical degradation, mental and bodily inferiority, she regarded with indulgence; they were foils capable of being turned to good account as set-offs for her own endowments. To violence, injustice, tyranny, she succumbed--they were her natural masters; she had no propensity to hate, no impulse to resist them; the indignation their behests awake in some hearts was unknown in hers.
In addition to what has been already said of Catherine Morland's personal and mental endowments, when about to be launched into all the difficulties and dangers of a six weeks' residence in Bath, it may be stated, for the reader's more certain information, lest the following pages should otherwise fail of giving any idea of what her character is meant to be, that her heart was affectionate; her disposition cheerful and open, without conceit or affectation of any kind -- her manners just removed from the awkwardness and shyness of a girl; her person pleasing, and, when in good looks, pretty -- and her mind about as ignorant and uninformed as the female mind at seventeen usually is.
"The production of this park will be packed in an endowment date factory located in the same park.
"In spite of lower returns, colleges and universities continue to raise their endowment spending dollars to fund student financial aid, research and other vital programs," NACUBO's president and chief executive John Walda, said in a statement.
East Windsor, NJ, August 01, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Endowment Fund for School Choice ("Endowment Fund") announced today it is open for business.
The Department of Endowment at the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) has received the will of the woman, which dedicates one-third of her inheritance of movable and immovable assets to be managed by the department and spend the income from these properties in charitable activities and to promote piety
Muscat, June 12 (ONA) The 1 st GCC Endowment Week under the theme "Your Endowment Is Your Real Wealth" will begin tomorrow "Monday" at Oman Avenues Mall in Muscat under the auspices of Ali bin Khalfan al-Jabri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information.