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War and Peace
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  • "I bestow it with pleasure," said Napoleon.
  • It became particularly animated toward the end of the evening when the rewards bestowed by the Emperor were mentioned.
  • You are a Madame de Genlis and nothing more" (this nickname, bestowed on Vera by Nicholas, was considered very stinging), "and your greatest pleasure is to be unpleasant to people!
  • So he was brought, quite blind, straight to her, and he goes up to her and falls down and says, ’Make me whole,’ says he, ’and I’ll give thee what the Tsar bestowed on me.’
  • She wished to help him, to bestow on him the superabundance of her own happiness.
  • "Help comes from God alone," he said, "but such measure of help as our Order can bestow it will render you, my dear sir.

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  • bestow blessings upon the marriage
  • In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

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