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confer
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • This benefit conferred gives you an unlimited claim on my gratitude, and a claim, to a certain extent, on my confidence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I'll get admitted there, and I'll stir up mutiny; and you, three-tailed bashaw as you are, sir, shall in a trice find yourself fettered amongst our hands: nor will I, for one, consent to cut your bonds till you have signed a charter, the most liberal that despot ever yet conferred.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The sternest-seeming stoic is human after all; and to "burst" with boldness and good-will into "the silent sea" of their souls is often to confer on them the first of obligations.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: confer with her coach
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