Examples of philanthropist in a Sentence
- Among his converts was Arthur Tappan, a New York textile merchant and philanthropist who sheltered and guided the development of the antislavery movement through its long early years by dint of sheer openhandedness. —Marilynne Robinson, The Death of Adam, (1998) 2005
- John D. was indisputably a great philanthropist. He took care of his family first, of course; but he founded the University of Chicago in 1892, the Rockefeller Institute (now Rockefeller University) in 1901, and the Rockefeller Foundation in 1911, and made other substantial gifts along the way. —Robert M. Solow, New Republic, 23 Dec. 2002
- You had to admire it and admire the man, who sat now like a benign locust, his slender insectile body swamped in a black leather chair, leaning over the desk, all smiles, a parasite disguised as a philanthropist. —Zadie Smith, White Teeth, 2000
- … a hundred-and-one-year-old Jewish philanthropist in Hartsdale named Henry J. Gaisman donated two and a quarter million dollars to the Archdiocese to purchase the property and preserve the integrity of the landmark. —Brendan Gill, New Yorker, 10 June 1991
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Pettit, who died in 2001, was a generous philanthropist for decades, sometimes making sizable contributions anonymously.
In 1932, philanthropist Paul Mellon asked [Sir Alfred] Munnings to paint him astride his favorite hunter, Dublin, in Gloucestershire.
Kroc was a philanthropist, founding the Joan B. Kroc Foundation.
Ranadivé—an Indian-American businessman, engineer, author, philanthropist, and co-owner of the Kings since 2010—expressed sympathy to the deceased man’s family and vowed that the team would take a leadership role in the community.
The Juneau was finally found Saturday when a team on the Petrel, a research vessel funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, identified the wreckage 2.6 miles underwater off the coast of the Solomon Islands.
Karen Civil is a philanthropist as well as a young woman who’s always embodying rap culture and confidence.
One of the legislature’s wealthier members, Floren and her husband, Doug Floren, are major philanthropists.
Warren is actually a wealthy philanthropist named Warren Share.
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: a wealthy person who gives money and time to help make life better for other people
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