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Benefactor

A person or organization that provides financial or other support to an individual or company. An uncle who pays for his niece's college education is a benefactor, as is a company that donates some of its profits to a school. See also: Philanthropist.
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Sydney's son, she decides to become his benefactress and adoptive mother.
By the end of the letter Caroline becomes a benefactress who can offer "a ray of consolation." Burney's message is clear: feeling becomes empowering when it springs from an attempt to establish an enduring interpersonal connection or an awareness of its existence.
Among his topics are Scottish selkie-wife tales versus Japanese frog-wife tales, differences between Japanese animal-husband and animal-wife tales, whether an animal woman is a benefactress, gender-specific behavior in the opening episode, and sociocultural and historical contexts.
As Green notes, a broad archeological survey of depictions of Epona throughout the Empire and beyond reveals that "Epona's cult [was]...far more profound than her role as stable guardian"21 and that "the goddess had a complex set of roles and functions which ranged from that of benefactress and dispenser of life's bounties--in fact a form of mother-goddess--to presider over healing thermal sanctuaries and over the dead in their tombs." (22) It is in these associations outside of the stable that we see striking overlaps with aspects of the Apuleian Isis.
And Marlowe gamely entered into the imperialist spirit of this Jacobean advance-guard by dedicating himself to his benefactress in a craven Latin epistle as a poet casting off the "myrtle" and "evergreen tresses" of Ovidian love for Virgilian epic ("To the Most Illustrious Woman," 11.17-18).
The project, entitled Not A Penny More: the Benefactress' Tale, focuses on the supporters and their protests during just over a season spent in exile.
After days of cooking and cleaning for the woman to "earn her transportation to the United States," her benefactress turned her over to three men who beat her, drugged her, and sold her for sex.
Aarti, the middle-class Hindu housewife, takes in a stray Muslim boy after the violence; Anu's Muslim husband tells her "I have no balls" after he denies his Muslim identity to the police to escape the deadly consequences of this identity, he also wants to leave Gujarat rather than stay put and fight back like a man (like his wife!); and Jyoti becomes the economic benefactress while Muneera's husband cannot support his family.
Released by Rosara at Amantor's request, the "grateful guest[s]" commence pleading "the rover's cause with zeal" to their "Lovely Benefactress," until "Triumphant LOVE at length prevails" and the two are reunited (RC 104-5).
Lionesses love to be in the center of attention and the best way now is to become a well-endowed benefactress who spreads her largess.
The centre was started in the 1920s by an American benefactress, Natalie Davies, who brought in the expertise of Dr.
Petted and praised by members of her benefactress's salon until she comes of age, she remains blissfully unaware of any form of racial prejudice.