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  • Hunger does not bestow an inner radiance.   (source)
  • I craved human contact so much by then that I actually looked forward to him coming to see me; it felt like he was bestowing a gift to me …. his presence.   (source)
    bestowing = giving
  • Anne tipped the vase of apple blossoms near enough to bestow a soft kiss on a pink-cupped bud, and then studied diligently for some moments longer.   (source)
    bestow = give
  • All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character — perfect concord is the result.   (source)
    bestowed = given
  • If God has bestowed beauty upon her, it will prove her greatest curse.   (source)
    bestowed = given as a gift
  • His tale and the feelings he now expressed proved him to be a creature of fine sensations, and did I not as his maker owe him all the portion of happiness that it was in my power to bestow?   (source)
    bestow = give
  • It was not inherent; it was bestowed.†   (source)
  • Please be grateful for the favors bestowed upon us.†   (source)
  • She now bestowed one of her rare smiles on the dressmaker.†   (source)
  • "Silas," he whispered, "God has bestowed upon us an opportunity to protect The Way.†   (source)
  • In the meantime, Harry Potters well-wishers must hope that, next time, he bestows his heart on a worthier candidate.†   (source)
  • The National Trust for Historic Preservation focused a flattering spotlight on the city when it bestowed its highest honor—the Louise Crowninshield Award—on Lee Adler for his contribution to Savannah's restoration.†   (source)
  • Their campaign was relentless, but minor; she tried out for parts conventionally bestowed upon men; he went after the lesser women's roles—preferably nonspeaking.†   (source)
  • Yes, well, I'd wager that you're rather unpleasant to talk to even when you're bestowing kindness upon others.†   (source)
  • The one who caught the look was helpless, the one who bestowed it, immune.†   (source)
  • She claimed it went against her people's morals, and the laws of nature, to bestow fake emotions and thoughts on man-made machines.†   (source)
  • I bestow absolution.†   (source)
  • But the greatest part of his condescension he had bestowed on Kit, once he had understood that her grandfather had been Sir Francis Tyler.†   (source)
  • Acutely aware of the honor that Ammu had bestowed on him, Estha had used both his best handwritings.†   (source)
  • Upstairs, five bedrooms, the second largest of which he bestows on me.†   (source)
  • The entire Athena cabin lifted me and Annabeth and Tyson onto their shoulders and carried us toward the winner's platform, where Chiron was waiting to bestow the laurel wreaths.†   (source)
  • He of course told Leigh Anne and Sean that he really liked Ole Miss—but only after Leigh Anne and Sean explained to him that, if he had any intention of going to Ole Miss, they really ought to go through the process of formally adopting him, so that the many gifts they had already bestowed on him might be construed not as boosters' graft but parental love.†   (source)
  • Since the Radchaai have bestowed citizenship on us ...†   (source)
  • I am a messenger of God's great good news for all mankind, and He has bestowed upon me a greater strength than the brute ox or the most stalwart among the heathen.†   (source)
  • That line of lonely hard hats was a stark reminder not only of what this place could do to a man but also of the special private glory it could bestow on those who would not give in.†   (source)
  • I took the pills and shoved them into the standard-issue sports bra the camp controllers had bestowed on us when they realized fifteen hundred teenage girls weren't going to stay twelve and flat forever.†   (source)
  • In 1865, nine years after Sikhdar's computations had been confirmed, Waugh bestowed the name Mount Everest on Peak XV, in honor of Sir George Everest, his predecessor as surveyor general.†   (source)
  • Your own emperor bestowed Arrakis on House Atreides.†   (source)
  • Then the stories of blood-stained bridal sheets and capsules of red ink bestowed on already deflowered brides floated back to me.†   (source)
  • She meant to bestow a gift.†   (source)
  • To have a child is the greatest honor and responsibility that can be bestowed upon any living being.†   (source)
  • His last name was Rugen, but no one needed to use it—he was the only Count in the country, the title having been bestowed by the Prince as a birthday present some years before, the happening taking place, naturally, at one of the Countess's parties.†   (source)
  • His manner as he bestowed a tip suggested generous good-nature, a wish to give pleasure, based on physical well-being and sincere kindliness of heart.†   (source)
  • The applause came again, more easily this time, since the role of judge and bestower had been returned to the audience.†   (source)
  • Indeed, I would be among the last to advocate bestowing one's loyalty carelessly on any lady or gentleman who happens to employ one for a time.†   (source)
  • Why she bestowed this particular name upon me I have no idea.†   (source)
  • He bestowed his favors on a fifteen-year-old girl of similar parentage.†   (source)
  • Nor can it be bestowed, like a favor, to those most deserving of it.†   (source)
  • But here it is, warm and alive, eased out of its cloth bed, bestowed on me like a medal I don't deserve.†   (source)
  • The only important participants absent were the original defendants; in their stead, as it were, stood Judge Tate, old Mr. Fleming, and Harrison Smith, whose careers were imperiled-not because of the appellant's allegations per se, but because of the apparent credit the Bar Association bestowed upon them.†   (source)
  • Men were always hoping she would bestow some of it on them, but she never had.†   (source)
  • From the west I summon water and ask that you wash this circle in compassion, that the light of the full moon can be used to bestow healing to our group as well as understanding?'†   (source)
  • Because of the organizational difficulties it entailed, he had been forced to relegate his erotic activities to a narrow strip of time (between the operating room and home) which, though he had used it intensively (as a mountain farmer tills his narrow plot for all it is worth), was nothing like the sixteen hours that now had suddenly been bestowed on him.†   (source)
  • He bestowed one more proud, fond look upon the little face in the borrowed cradle, and walked out with as elated a step as though a queen had been born to the tribe.†   (source)
  • "Congratulations, Aspirant Veturius," a mustached man who might be a cousin says as he shakes my hand in both of his, using the title the Augurs bestowed on me during graduation.†   (source)
  • His parents bestowed the appellation "Bozorg" on him, hoping that he would grow to deserve this term applied to one who is great, worthy, and honorable.†   (source)
  • Come forward, Duke of Lebrim and sentry of the gates, for I have a great honor to bestow upon you.†   (source)
  • What would they do if this child queen bestowed it on them?†   (source)
  • Even though she'd attended every party, formal, and mandatory meeting, she couldn't buy into the whole "sisterhood will change your life" ethos, nor did she believe that "being a Chi Omega will bestow lifelong benefits."†   (source)
  • When I was thirty-six, I won the highest honor our profession bestows.†   (source)
  • The infinite pains and labor which they must have bestowed, one would have thought, from regret alone, would have inclined them to make some kind of stand.†   (source)
  • In this box there is earth from my orchard, and such blessing as Galadriel has still to bestow is upon it.†   (source)
  • Alone among the U.S. military services, the Marines have bestowed their name on their enlisted ranks.†   (source)
  • The Stokerton council was less than pleased with this decision, of course, which isn't surprising in the least, considering the torment that you and your nephew have bestowed upon D'Ablo, who I am sad to report is still alive and recovering, but for his severed hand.†   (source)
  • John is foul of mood, and no wonder: he has not won my affections since late April when he bestowed upon me that horrible curse.†   (source)
  • Mr. Stanley has ever believed that God bestows suffering on those whom He would spare from torments after death.†   (source)
  • Members of the Dail and Seanad, after all the long and torn history of our two peoples, standing here as the first British prime minister ever to address the joint Houses of the Oireachtas, I feel profoundly both the history in this event, and I feel profoundly the enormity of the honour that you are bestowing upon me.†   (source)
  • Tip him well, friends and brethren, for that which you bestow freely and willingly will bring you all the happy luck that a grateful universe knows how to return.†   (source)
  • Her reward was to see Galt smile; the smile was like a military decoration bestowed upon her.†   (source)
  • "O enlightened Vizier," said the Tisroc, "bestow your wisdom upon us concerning this strange proposal."†   (source)
  • He turned to Bailey, touched the top of his head with the pointer as if he were bestowing knighthood.†   (source)
  • The sovereign franchise has been bestowed by all sorts of rules — place of birth, family of birth, race, sex, property, education, age, religion, et cetera.†   (source)
  • My former charges will attest to the fact that I rarely smile, never laugh, and can steal the joy from any room simply by entering and bestowing upon it my unique sense of utter gloom and despair.†   (source)
  • And yet for me, the prerogative is that you should still bestow your blood whenever able.†   (source)
  • She realizes that she must get the word out as quickly as possible: use the media to display 21-21's healing powers and then to demonstrate the greater gift that the girl can bestow.†   (source)
  • After meeting Oz Cardinal, one came away convinced that he was a little boy with a heart as big and giving as God could bestow on lowly, conflicted mortals.†   (source)
  • And when parties are equally matched, the secret sympathy of friends of the condemned person might bestow impunity where the terror of an example was necessary.†   (source)
  • Discipline is the one gift the Institute has not bestowed upon me.†   (source)
  • Boys and girls, I hope you understand the privilege that has been bestowed upon you.†   (source)
  • It was a vast room, four or five times the size of the director's suite at King Saul Boulevard, and decorated with somber curtains, overstuffed chairs and couches, lustrous Persian carpets, and expensive trinkets that had been bestowed on Fareed by admiring spies and politicians around the world.†   (source)
  • ROS: Where the body is bestowed, my lord, we cannot get from him.†   (source)
  • If it was really Pierces attempt to leave an organized something behind after his own annihilation, then it was part of her duty, wasn't it, to bestow life on what had persisted, to try to be what Driblette was, the dark machine in the center of the planetarium, to bring the estate into pulsing stelliferous Meaning, all in a soaring dome around her?†   (source)
  • Wolves are also strict monogamists, and although I do not necessarily consider this an admirable trait, it does make the reputation for unbridled promiscuity which we have bestowed on the wolf somewhat hypocritical.†   (source)
  • "Salut, Stingo!" said Sophie, tipping in return the glass of beer which Nathan had pressed on her, and the grave and delectable smile she bestowed on me, bright teeth shining amid a scrubbed happy face still bruised with the shadows of deprivation, touched me so deeply that I made an involuntary, choking sound of contentment.†   (source)
  • Like a dignitary bestowing some supremely precious gift, she handed her panties to the naked Aboriginal.†   (source)
  • When the paper no longer gave him something to lean on, he would say to himself the hundreds of poems he'd memorized, for some reason no longer clear to him, in his childhood, These joys are free to all who live, The rich and poor, the great and low: The charms which kindness has to give, The smiles which friendship may bestow ...They got nowhere questioning the bearded man—Boyle could hear them almost clearly, in the room at the end of the hallway—and he'd seen that the sweat treatment was coming.†   (source)
  • The King in Parliament cannot bestow the Supremacy of the Church because it is a Spiritual Supremacy!†   (source)
  • It's wrong to bestow love in a hurry, as though otherwise one would later have to give much more of it.†   (source)
  • What prompted her to stay there across the room, silently bestowing her presence upon him?†   (source)
  • George Norris called the President's scathing indictment a grave injustice to men who conscientiously tried to do their duty as they saw it; but, except for the unfortunate and unhelpful praise bestowed upon them by the German press, "the epithets heaped upon these men were without precedent in the annals of American journalism.†   (source)
  • She was able maternally to bestow the gift of herself on this humble stranger, and remain untouched.†   (source)
  • When happy, inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations.   (source)
    bestowing = giving
  • All praises bestowed on her I received as made to a possession of my own.   (source)
    bestowed = given
  • Here, I thought, is one of those whose joy-imparting smiles are bestowed on all but me.   (source)
  • Of course I promised Diana that no Queen's girl, no matter how much I liked her, should ever be as dear to me as she is; but I've lots of second-best affections to bestow.   (source)
    bestow = give
  • Whereupon Anne arose, took the pink heart gingerly between the tips of her fingers, dropped it on the floor, ground it to powder beneath her heel, and resumed her position without deigning to bestow a glance on Gilbert.   (source)
  • All her pains were bestowed upon Anne, who, she vowed, must, for the credit of Avonlea, be dressed and combed and adorned to the Queen's taste.   (source)
    bestowed = given as a gift
  • Much as they were attached to each other, they seemed to draw inexhaustible stores of affection from a very mine of love to bestow them upon me.   (source)
    bestow = give
  • I, who had ever been surrounded by amiable companions, continually engaged in endeavouring to bestow mutual pleasure—I was now alone.   (source)
  • This, I thought, was the moment of decision, which was to rob me of or bestow happiness on me forever.   (source)
  • The brave fellows whom I have persuaded to be my companions look towards me for aid, but I have none to bestow.   (source)
  • I had before experienced sensations of horror, and I have endeavoured to bestow upon them adequate expressions, but words cannot convey an idea of the heart-sickening despair that I then endured.   (source)
  • Let him live with me in the interchange of kindness, and instead of injury I would bestow every benefit upon him with tears of gratitude at his acceptance.   (source)
  • I tried to stifle these sensations; I thought that as I could not sympathize with him, I had no right to withhold from him the small portion of happiness which was yet in my power to bestow.   (source)
  • It was a most beautiful season; never did the fields bestow a more plentiful harvest or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage, but my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature.   (source)
  • He could not any longer delay his departure; but as his journey to London might be followed, even sooner than he now conjectured, by his longer voyage, he entreated me to bestow as much of my society on him as I could spare.   (source)
  • I swear to you, by the earth which I inhabit, and by you that made me, that with the companion you bestow I will quit the neighbourhood of man and dwell, as it may chance, in the most savage of places.   (source)
  • Pursuing these reflections, I thought that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption.   (source)
  • It was said, and we retired under the pretence of seeking repose, each fancying that the other was deceived; but when at morning's dawn I descended to the carriage which was to convey me away, they were all there—my father again to bless me, Clerval to press my hand once more, my Elizabeth to renew her entreaties that I would write often and to bestow the last feminine attentions on her playmate and friend.   (source)
  • For a few moments I gazed with delight on her dark eyes, fringed by deep lashes, and her lovely lips; but presently my rage returned; I remembered that I was forever deprived of the delights that such beautiful creatures could bestow and that she whose resemblance I contemplated would, in regarding me, have changed that air of divine benignity to one expressive of disgust and affright.   (source)
  • Soft tears again bedewed my cheeks, and I even raised my humid eyes with thankfulness towards the blessed sun, which bestowed such joy upon me.   (source)
    bestowed = gave
  • He would talk in a cheerful accent, with an expression of goodness that bestowed pleasure even upon me.   (source)
  • You reproach me with your creation, come on, then, that I may extinguish the spark which I so negligently bestowed.   (source)
  • Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?   (source)
    bestowed = given
  • The form of the monster on whom I had bestowed existence was forever before my eyes, and I raved incessantly concerning him.   (source)
  • While I listened to the instructions which Felix bestowed upon the Arabian, the strange system of human society was explained to me.   (source)
    bestowed = gave
  • When I thought of him I gnashed my teeth, my eyes became inflamed, and I ardently wished to extinguish that life which I had so thoughtlessly bestowed.   (source)
    bestowed = given
  • Among the lessons that Felix had bestowed upon Safie, geography had not been omitted; I had learned from these the relative situations of the different countries of the earth.   (source)
  • After days and nights of incredible labour and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.   (source)
    bestowing = giving
  • I was their plaything and their idol, and something better—their child, the innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me.   (source)
    bestowed = given
  • Although I possessed the capacity of bestowing animation, yet to prepare a frame for the reception of it, with all its intricacies of fibres, muscles, and veins, still remained a work of inconceivable difficulty and labour.   (source)
    bestowing = giving
  • The old man appeared enraptured and said some words which Agatha endeavoured to explain to Safie, and by which he appeared to wish to express that she bestowed on him the greatest delight by her music.   (source)
    bestowed = gave
  • He had already bought a farm with his money, on which he had designed to pass the remainder of his life; but he bestowed the whole on his rival, together with the remains of his prize-money to purchase stock, and then himself solicited the young woman's father to consent to her marriage with her lover.   (source)
  • Now they had bestowed on him the ultimate honor.†   (source)
  • "Thanks, Dedalus," said Harry, bestowing a small and embarrassed smile upon the dark haired Hestia.†   (source)
  • I'm not obligated to bestow any kindness or conversation upon you.†   (source)
  • "Maybe you could at that," he replied, with an air of bestowing a great favor.†   (source)
  • I bestow upon you this golden arrow as a symbol of her power and good graces.†   (source)
  • We will fight the giants together, and I will bestow victory upon you.†   (source)
  • 'It will be more needed where it is bestowed,' said Aragorn.†   (source)
  • This is loyalty /intelligently /bestowed.†   (source)
  • She sat in her little room, surrounded by the tokens of love that we bestow on the old.†   (source)
  • Are you determined to spoil the beautiful death I would bestow despite your failings?†   (source)
  • So when old Lord Corbray died, he bestowed the Lady upon his younger son.†   (source)
  • Archie had bestowed one of his sickly sweet smiles on Jerry.†   (source)
  • It sickens me that such gifts are bestowed upon one so unworthy.†   (source)
  • The hobbit, Peregrin, above all should not know where it is bestowed.†   (source)
  • I had hoped to bestow Winterfell on a northman, you may recall.†   (source)
  • John would bestow on me the whole of what I needed.†   (source)
  • Am I willing to trade that for the wealth and privilege he is certain to bestow upon me?†   (source)
  • Put your hand on the surface of the well and bestow it with life—†   (source)
  • I thought it was only fair to be a child, since I always bestowed obedience on infants.†   (source)
  • She had probably bestowed a gift on the newlyweds that was as gladly received as mine had been.†   (source)
  • For I have promised to bestow a great honor upon you, and my word is my bond.†   (source)
  • The Prince of Sorrows does not bestow his grey kiss lightly.†   (source)
  • You might do well to bestow a castle on the Magnar.†   (source)
  • I am more inclined to bestow Winterfell upon Arnolf Karstark.†   (source)
  • The gods have not bestowed this gift on a mortal hero in many centuries, but, Perseus Jackson—if you wish it—you shall be made a god.†   (source)
  • Langdon recalled a passage that had always stuck with him from the work of the philosopher Manly P. Hall: If the infinite had not desired man to be wise, he would not have bestowed upon him the faculty of knowing.†   (source)
  • Until that summer, my long apprenticeship to maturity struck me as arduous and humiliating; Randy White had confiscated my fake draft card, and I wasn't yet old enough to buy beer—I wasn't independent enough to merit my own place to live, I wasn't earning enough to afford my own car, and I wasn't something enough to persuade a woman to bestow her sexual favors upon me.†   (source)
  • So in the moment the Lord of Mianaai bestowed citizenship on the Shis'urnans, in that very instant they became civilized.†   (source)
  • Every day they bestowed upon the statue of Bel twelve bushels of flour, forty sheep, and fifty gallons of wine.†   (source)
  • On September 13, 2005, Danny Dietz and Matthew Axelson were awarded the highest honor which either the United States Navy or the Marine Corps can bestow on anyone-the Navy Cross for combat heroism.†   (source)
  • Her first resort was a black crepe de chine dress which, according to the dressing table mirror, bestowed by means of clever cutting a certain severity of form.†   (source)
  • As though something in their family genes had bestowed on them compulsory bumps that appeared randomly on different parts of their bodies.†   (source)
  • '....Harry Potter's well-wishers must hope that, next time, he bestows his heart upon a worthier candidate.'†   (source)
  • I will use all the power bestowed on me to further justice, to be merciful, to honor the inherent rights of all peoples, to respect the peace between all nations, to rule with kindness and patience, and to seek the wisdom and council of my peers and brethren.†   (source)
  • Bestow on me forgiveness.†   (source)
  • Hagrid stooped down, bestowed upon Harry a cursory and rib-cracking hug, then ran back to the shattered window.†   (source)
  • I could feel the logic in them, could sense their power to bestow order and symmetry, but I couldn't unlock it.†   (source)
  • Thank God, thank God — " Mrs. Weasley ran forward, but the hug Bill bestowed upon her was perfunctory.†   (source)
  • Mammachi knew this, but preferred to construe Margaret Kochamma's silence as a tacit acceptance of payment for the favors Mammachi imagined she bestowed on her son.†   (source)
  • Even when Gravesend Academy bestowed the intellectual honor upon Pastor Merrill—of inviting him to be a frequent guest preacher in the academy's nondenominational church—Owen was critical.†   (source)
  • The idea that the temple, wearing its own black band, grieved for the burned-down mansion, that it yearned for a grand and invisible presence, bestowed a faintly religious ambience.†   (source)
  • "While the diadem bestows wisdom," she said with an obvious effort to pull herself together, "I doubt that it would greatly increase you chances of defeating the wizard who calls himself Lord —"†   (source)
  • But the couch was at present uninviting, the result of Hester taking pity on one of Durham's stray dogs; the mutt had demonstrated its gratitude by bestowing upon Hester's living-room couch an infestation of fleas.†   (source)
  • He'd known it from the moment the duel started, and began sweating when she had the opportunity to bestow a winning blow and failed to deliver it.†   (source)
  • Since I am deprived of company and entertainment, this act of kindness is the least someone of your importance could deign to bestow upon a lowly, miserable wretch such as I. Yours most truly, Celaena Sardothien†   (source)
  • "It is my...pleasure," Octavian said, forcing out the last word, "to bestow upon you the Mural Crown for being first over the walls in siege warfare."†   (source)
  • However, it was a reward Sloan had to earn without knowing about its existence, else he might seek to trick the elves into bestowing it prematurely.†   (source)
  • During their recent trip, it had occurred to him that—with the command of the ancient language bestowed by the name of names—he could remove from Elva the last vestiges of his blessing that had proved a curse.†   (source)
  • the dread of losing all that this world can bestow by one costly sacrifice keeps my mind in continual alarms.†   (source)
  • From his medallion belt hung the great curving arakh that Dany had bestowed on him when she named him bloodrider.†   (source)
  • My initial impulse is to tell Veronica how she's absolutely right, how in this world (or the one we've made) beauty is the scantest blessing, and how, despite the appearance of ever-bestowed glory and celebration, it is mostly malice and misery that are returned to the bearer.†   (source)
  • The last kiss it is called, and many a time I saw the old priests bestow it on the Lord's servants as they died.†   (source)
  • In the name of St. Michael and Conchobar mac Nessa do I, Antonio de Lorca, declare Max McDaniels as my heir to the Red Branch and bestow upon him my title, lands, and duties.†   (source)
  • They made a rustling sound as they scuttled past the hooves of the big bay mare that Jaime Lannister had bestowed on her.†   (source)
  • If it's only to bestow a little money, and send her away to some half-charity school, what becomes of your argument that people who have had advantages should give of themselves and their comradeship to those they wish to help?†   (source)
  • Dark legends had grown quickly about the pasdar, who were little more than street thugs suddenly bestowed with official power.†   (source)
  • At his desk the next morning, on a plain sheet of paper, which he headed, "President's House, Washington City, Nov. 2, 1800," he wrote to Abigail a letter in which he offered a simple benediction: I pray heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit.†   (source)
  • On whom this same castle of Harrenhal was quite recently bestowed—only to be snatched away when he was no longer of use.†   (source)
  • APART FROM LIFE, a strong constitution, and an abiding connection to the Thembu royal house, the only thing my father bestowed upon me at birth was a name, Rolihlahla.†   (source)
  • It's just how I would try to keep it, were it mine, and for a moment I allow myself the thought that I've bestowed at least this tiny scruple on Sunny, from years of example.†   (source)
  • It was because I wanted the adoration of the underdog, the blind approval that the downtrodden so gratefully bestow on their liberators.†   (source)
  • "How blessed is Calormen," said the Vizier, popping up his face again, "on whose ruler the gods have been pleased to bestow prudence and circumspection!†   (source)
  • Will you deign to bestow your blessing upon Orik, Thrifk's son, and to crown him in the tradition of his predecessors?†   (source)
  • "Highest of all High Kings," said Reepicheep, "permit me to remind you that a very small size has been bestowed on us Mice, and if we did not guard our dignity, some (who weigh worth by inches) would allow themselves very unsuitable pleasantries at our expense.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, to abandon a city which has been by some deemed defensible and on whose works much labor has been bestowed, has a tendency to dispirit the troops and enfeeble our cause.†   (source)
  • When I bestowed my friendship on Tradd, Mark, and Pig, I was doing them a favor, liking them when other people ignored or feared them.†   (source)
  • I think the boy must be hers, bestowed as he is with her high, narrowing eyes and her black hair, though it's tightly curled, near-Afro, and her warm, nut-colored skin (though I wonder why he isn't darker).†   (source)
  • Then, at Aslan's command, Peter bestowed the Knighthood of the Order of the Lion on Caspian, and Caspian, as soon as he was knighted, himself bestowed it on Trufflehunter and Trumpkin and Reepicheep, and made Doctor Cornelius his Lord Chancellor, and confirmed the Bulgy Bear in his hereditary office of Marshal of the Lists.†   (source)
  • In my speech I expressed my appreciation for the great honor that had been bestowed on me, and spoke of how difficult it would be to follow in the large footsteps of my predecessor, Oliver Tambo.†   (source)
  • If her child is a boy, he will serve House Lannister as a page and a squire, and when he earns his knighthood we'll bestow some lands upon him.†   (source)
  • He was rested, refreshed, inspired by the welcome home and by the honor his town and fellow delegates had bestowed on him.†   (source)
  • The small room behind the gym was windowless with only one door leading to the gymnasium itself: a perfect spot for Vigil meetings —private, the solitary entrance easily guarded, and dim, lit by a single bulb dangling from the ceiling, a 40-watt bulb that bestowed only a feeble light on the proceedings.†   (source)
  • Gifts were bestowed.†   (source)
  • And I fear that when we again face Thorn and Murtagh, Murtagh will be even stronger than before, and frost coats my bones when I consider the fact that Galbatorix's abilities far exceed Murtagh's, despite the vast amount of power he has already bestowed upon mybrother .†   (source)
  • "You carry a powerful name," she said softly, "one that we rarely bestow upon our children...Welcome to Ellesmera, Eragon Shadeslayer.†   (source)
  • And yet I am bestowed only with the meager effect of his hard-fought riches, that troubling awe and contempt and piety I still hold for his life.†   (source)
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