Charting a path away from the past requires that we act on the perspective that this passage of time has bequeathed us.
But they also bequeathed to us a founding racism that we have found it almost impossible to jettison.
The Britain that she bequeathed to the world is a very different place.
"What I can't take responsibility is for the legacy of crises you've bequeathed this country," he shot back.
In 1463, a gentleman of Bury St. Edmunds bequeathed to a friend “my silvir forke for grene gyngour” (candied ginger).
For example, Robert Hesyl, a country rector, bequeathed the sum of 6s.
A confessor was sent for, and he bequeathed his kingdom to his son Henry.
Seldom indeed have legacies been bequeathed to us in Portugal, and in two cases alone were they at all considerable.
Ziska bequeathed his skin to be used as a drum to inspire the valour of the Bohemians.
She bequeathed to Jefferson Davis the estate, called Beauvoir, on which he now resides.
Old English becweðan "to say, speak to, exhort, blame," also "leave by will;" from be- + cweðan "to say," from Proto-Germanic *kwithan, from PIE *gwet- "to say, speak."
Original sense of "say, utter" died out 13c., leaving legal sense of "transfer by will." Closely related to bequest. "An old word kept alive in wills" [OED 1st ed.]. Old English bequeðere meant "interpreter, translator." Related: Bequeathed; bequeathing.