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Word: bestow

Definition: confer


Sentences Containing 'bestow'

'To wish her dead,' said I, 'may be the kindest wish that one of her own sex could bestow upon her.
A crystal linga and a Banalinga bestow all sorts of wishes on all
A Siddur dated 1512 from Prague displays a large hexagram on the cover with the phrase, "He will merit to bestow a bountiful gift on anyone who grasps the Shield of David."
And could you not return again, from this inferred cause, to infer new additions to the effect, and conclude, that the building would soon be finished, and receive all the further improvements, which art could bestow upon it?
As one who had lived, and were now to die by right, whatsoever is yet remaining, bestow that wholly as a gracious overplus upon a virtuous life.
At present, and until something turns up (which I am, I may say, hourly expecting), I have nothing to bestow but advice.
Bestow them, ye who are now made parties to this indissoluble league.
But I keep my mind still open to instruction, if any one will vouchsafe to bestow it on me.
Come, come, do not strip the latter of his just rights to bestow them on the Corsican, who, to my mind, has usurped quite enough.''
Consequently I shall marry my daughter to the Baron Franzd'Epinay, because I consider it would be a proper and eligible match for her to make, and, in short, because I choose to bestow my daughter's hand on whomever I please.''
cried the countess, extending her hand to him with all the warmth and cordiality of an old acquaintance;``it was really very good of you to recognize me so quickly, and still more so to bestow your first visit on me.''
Do you imagine that I bestow a thought on it, or suppose you could do any harm to that low place, which money would not pay for, and handsomely?
Dorothea comforted Sancho, telling him that she pledged herself, as soon as it should appear certain that his master had decapitated the giant, and she found herself peacefully established in her kingdom, to bestow upon him the best county there was in it.
Elizabeth had now but little time for conversation with her sister; for while he was present, Jane had no attention to bestow on anyone else; but she found herself considerably useful to both of them in those hours of separation that must sometimes occur.
Emperor Xuanzong was displeased with Gao's response, but did not formally bestow Li Linfu with such authorities.
From this day forth, friend Sancho, count as thine six smocks of mine which I bestow upon thee, to make as many shirts for thyself, and if they are not all quite whole, at any rate they are all clean."
He answered me with the utmost civility, and even paid me the compliment of saying that he was so well convinced of Lady Catherine's discernment as to be certain she could never bestow a favor unworthily.
He begged Pepin to bestow his friendship, promising that he would be even more in his debt than his predecessors were, and to pay no attention to any slanderous accusations regarding him or his election.
how much of pleasure or pain was it in his power to bestow!
However, the government does not concern me much, and I shall bestow the fewest possible thoughts on it.
I don't know what sort of folk they can be, so unfeeling and heartless, that rather than bestow a glance upon a worthy man they leave him to die or go mad.
I have been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.''
In the colophon is written: "Each man beneath his flag according to the house of their fathers…and he will merit to bestow a bountiful gift on anyone who grasps the Shield of David."
It is a shameful thing that the face should be subject unto the mind, to be put into what shape it will, and to be dressed by it as it will; and that the mind should not bestow so much care upon herself, as to fashion herself, and to dress herself as best becometh her.'
Leave the unhappy being to triumph, rejoice and glory in the lot love has been pleased to bestow upon her in surrendering my heart and yielding up my soul to her.
Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!
Morrel then cast on the invalid an interrogative look as to the new favor which he designed to bestow on him.
Mr. Kidde was later honored with the Silver Beaver award, the highest honor a scout council can bestow for volunteer efforts.
No one by proving to be ungrateful has made me more slow to bestow promptly all benefits I could give, nor have I ever been harsh to ingratitude.
Potter argues that: Women are neither victims of deceitful men nor overdefensive virgins, but individuals who can choose to 'bestow' their favours on a man who will 'enjoy' them.
Rest content with my friendship, for I say once more that is all I can promise, and I will promise no more than I can bestow.''
Sharp thought she was in attendance to bestow the honor upon her longtime friend, Chubby Checker when she was surprised with her own honors.
She saw her in idea settled in that very house, in all the felicity which a marriage of true affection could bestow; and she felt capable, under such circumstances, of endeavoring even to like Bingley's two sisters.
Soft, seedy biscuits, also, I bestow upon Miss Shepherd; and oranges innumerable.
Supposing him to be attached to me, would my refusing to accept his hand make him wish to bestow it on his cousin?
The moai represented a clan's "most revered forebears who were believed to bestow ‘mana’ on living leaders".
Their first demand was generally that he should silence and subdue all their adversaries; and their second, that he should bestow an independent provision on themselves.
Then I began to pity myself, and I saw that it would be a greater charity to bestow on me a flannel shirt than a whole slop shop on him.
This peculiarity is most vividly hit by the French in the name they bestow upon that fish.
Unlike most sports, college football's governing body, the NCAA, does not bestow a National Championship title.
Vellacott's decision to bestow the Queen's Jubilee Medal on Gibbon and Wagner has been praised by pro-life groups such as the Campaign Life Coalition, and the Catholic Register.
We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere.
We mean to bestow our confidence where we like, and to find out our own friends, instead of having them found out for us--don't we, Jip?'
What is it that we must bestow our care and diligence upon?
You must, therefore, pardon the freedom with which I demand your attention; your feelings, I know, will bestow it unwillingly, but I demand it of your justice.
You promised to bestow on me the friendly affection of a brother.
``I fear, Valentine,''replied the lover,``that were she living I should never have had the happiness of knowing you; you would then have been too happy to have stooped from your grandeur to bestow a thought on me.''
``I tell you what, Sir Franz,''cried Albert,``you deserve to be called out for such a misgiving and incredulous glance as that you were pleased to bestow on me just now.''
``You have spoken truly, Maximilian; according to the care we bestow upon it, death is either a friend who rocks us gently as a nurse, or an enemy who violently drags the soul from the body.
``You prefer, then,''said the abbe,``that I should bestow on men you say are false and treacherous, the reward intended for faithful friendship?''

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