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Natural endowment   /nˈætʃərəl ɛndˈaʊmənt/   Listen
Natural endowment

Natural abilities or qualities.  Synonyms: endowment, gift, talent.

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"Natural endowment" Quotes from Famous Books

... botanist over his dried plants, and may wish to take up so fascinating a pursuit: we may just as easily wish to be Archimedes when he leaped out of the bath; a man cannot re-cast his brain nor re-live his life. A taste of a high order, founded on natural endowment, formed by education, and strengthened by active devotion, is also paid for by the atrophy of other tastes, pursuits, and powers. Carlyle might have contracted an interest in frogs, and spiders, and bees, and the other denizens ...
— Practical Essays • Alexander Bain

Words linked to "Natural endowment" :   genius, talent, flair, raw talent, knack, bent, natural ability, hang

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