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Related to grant: Cary Grant, Ulysses S Grant

grant

1. a sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc.
2. a transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance
3. US a territorial unit in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, originally granted to an individual or organization

Grant

1. Cary, real name Alexander Archibald Leach. 1904--86, US film actor, born in England. His many films include Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)
2. Duncan (James Corrowr). 1885--1978, British painter and designer
3. Ulysses S(impson), real name Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822--85, 18th president of the US (1869--77); commander in chief of Union forces in the American Civil War (1864--65)
References in classic literature ?
You have heard us grant that claim, and welcome it.
Grant me the favour of allowing her to sleep this night in the same room, as it is the last we shall be together.
On girding him with the sword the worthy lady said to him, "May God make your worship a very fortunate knight, and grant you success in battle.
In any other view it would be both unnecessary and dangerous; it would be unnecessary, because if the grant to the Union of the power of laying such duties implied the exclusion of the States, or even their subordination in this particular, there could be no need of such a restriction; it would be dangerous, because the introduction of it leads directly to the conclusion which has been mentioned, and which, if the reasoning of the objectors be just, could not have been intended; I mean that the States, in all cases to which the restriction did not apply, would have a concurrent power of taxation with the Union.
No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver a legal tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts; or grant any title of nobility.
The General Grant was rigged with three masts, giving a large capacity for sails, and thus materially aiding the steam power.
Grant has got to put the ‘lastly’ to his sermon, yet.
Grant, who came consequently to reside at Mansfield; and on proving to be a hearty man of forty-five, seemed likely to disappoint Mr.
He said to you: `If that vile Italian refuses the million we ask of him, sire, -- if we are forced, for want of money, to renounce diplomacy, well, then, we will ask him to grant us five hundred gentlemen.
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
Timing, I say, not only in respect of the person that should grant it, but in respect of those, which are like to cross it.
He said he will grant you an audience, if you so desire; but each one of you must enter his presence alone, and he will admit but one each day.