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bestow
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
  • No, I'm running on too fast: I bestow my own attributes over-liberally on him.
    Chapter 1 (54% in)
  • He cast a sinister look at the little flame which I had enticed to play between the ribs, swept the cat from its elevation, and bestowing himself in the vacancy, commenced the operation of stuffing a three-inch pipe with tobacco.
    Chapter 3 (79% in)
  • Cathy, catching a glimpse of her friend in his concealment, flew to embrace him; she bestowed seven or eight kisses on his cheek within the second, and then stopped, and drawing back, burst into a laugh, exclaiming, 'Why, how very black and cross you look! and how — how funny and grim!
    Chapter 7 (13% in)
  • He would have recoiled still more had he been aware that her attachment rose unsolicited, and was bestowed where it awakened no reciprocation of sentiment; for the minute he discovered its existence he laid the blame on Heathcliff's deliberate designing.
    Chapter 10 (61% in)
  • I'd as soon put that little canary into the park on a winter's day, as recommend you to bestow your heart on him!
    Chapter 10 (70% in)
  • Heathcliff had not the habit of bestowing a single unnecessary civility on Miss Linton, I knew.
    Chapter 11 (24% in)
  • He neither spoke nor loosed his hold for some five minutes, during which period he bestowed more kisses than ever he gave in his life before, I daresay: but then my mistress had kissed him first, and I plainly saw that he could hardly bear, for downright agony, to look into her face!
    Chapter 15 (33% in)
  • I held no communication with him: still, I was conscious of his design to enter, if he could; and on the Tuesday, a little after dark, when my master, from sheer fatigue, had been compelled to retire a couple of hours, I went and opened one of the windows; moved by his perseverance to give him a chance of bestowing on the faded image of his idol one final adieu.
    Chapter 16 (86% in)
  • Isabella ceased speaking, and took a drink of tea; then she rose, and bidding me put on her bonnet, and a great shawl I had brought, and turning a deaf ear to my entreaties for her to remain another hour, she stepped on to a chair, kissed Edgar's and Catherine's portraits, bestowed a similar salute on me, and descended to the carriage, accompanied by Fanny, who yelped wild with joy at recovering her mistress.
    Chapter 17 (71% in)
  • I bestowed little attention on her proceedings, but, presently, I heard her begin — 'I've found out, Hareton, that I want — that I'm glad — that I should like you to be my cousin now, if you had not grown so cross to me, and so rough.'
    Chapter 32 (68% in)
  • 'When day breaks I'll send for Green,' he said; 'I wish to make some legal inquiries of him while I can bestow a thought on those matters, and while I can act calmly.
    Chapter 34 (56% in)

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