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confer
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Gulliver`s Travels
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  • A high title of honour is conferred upon him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They conferred earnestly with each other, looking often upon me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When I had answered all his questions, and his curiosity seemed to be fully satisfied, he sent for me one morning early, and commanded me to sit down at some distance (an honour which he had never before conferred upon me).  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The emperor also confers on him some public mark of his favour, and proclamation is made of his innocence through the whole city.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They went some paces off, as if it were to confer together, walking side by side, backward and forward, like persons deliberating upon some affair of weight, but often turning their eyes towards me, as it were to watch that I might not escape.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Once I was strongly bent upon resistance, for, while I had liberty the whole strength of that empire could hardly subdue me, and I might easily with stones pelt the metropolis to pieces; but I soon rejected that project with horror, by remembering the oath I had made to the emperor, the favours I received from him, and the high title of nardac he conferred upon me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I made my acknowledgements by prostrating myself at his majesty's feet: but he commanded me to rise; and after many gracious expressions, which, to avoid the censure of vanity, I shall not repeat, he added, "that he hoped I should prove a useful servant, and well deserve all the favours he had already conferred upon me, or might do for the future.  (not reviewed by editor)

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