That is a boon which must be constantly borne in mind, and which makes our railways an absolutely democratic institution.
This boon was granted; but the revelation which had come to him in blindness was not withdrawn.
Good books and good literature would be a boon in these camps.
No, monseigneur, it is at your feet that I should be, for I come to ask a boon.
Again he lapsed into silence, as if fearful to ask the boon.
Come, my friend, own how boonless was the boon; say where is any aid?
"I were no woman to refuse you such a boon," said the Queen, smiling.
This dog, his boon companion, he would present to the Crown Prince.
Sheep-clipping has survived as a boon service; and what a man in old days gave to his fellow, he did not grudge to his church.
And so the boon companions for a day shook hands and parted.
boon late 12c., bone "petition," from O.N. bon "a petition, prayer," from P.Gmc. *boniz (cf. O.E. ben "prayer, petition," bannan "to summon;" see ban).