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Benjamin

A slang term for a $100 bill in the United States. The term is derived from Benjamin Franklin, who appears on the $100 bill.
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7) Other speakers pointed to the extreme care Benjamin took in submitting his ideas to paper (preferably in any shade but white), or how the creative process for him involved transforming cognitive fragments into Denkbilder (thought-images), marshaling popular icons to articulate complex ideas or even as a personal aesthetic flourish.
Places of dazzling flanerie, the Arcades became outmoded only a few decades after they were hailed in a Paris guidebook (which Benjamin quotes) as "a new step up in industrial luxury, glass-covered streets paved in marble [and] the most elegant shops; the world of the Arcades, complete unto itself"--and now, thanks to gas lighting, one navigable at night.
Through his great personal courage and passionate resistance to barbarism in any form, Benjamin instead forged his own unique birthright and writing, which now belongs to humanity at large.