In my hunger for information, I made proposals to Mr. Wopsle to bestow some intellectual crumbs upon me, with which he kindly complied.
I promised myself that I would do something for them one of these days, and formed a plan in outline for bestowing a dinner of roast-beef and plum-pudding, a pint of ale, and a gallon of condescension, upon everybody in the village.
I have not bestowed my tenderness anywhere.
The judicious parent, having nothing to bestow or withhold but his blessing, had handsomely settled that dower upon them after a short struggle, and had informed Mr. Pocket that his wife was "a treasure for a Prince."
Put me aside for ever,—you have done so, I well know,—but bestow yourself on some worthier person than Drummle.
"This is a gay figure, Pip," said she, making her crutch stick play round me, as if she, the fairy godmother who had changed me, were bestowing the finishing gift.
There are no more uses of "bestow" in the book.
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bestow blessings upon the marriage
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.