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used in The Merchant of Venice

4 uses
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to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
  • Silence bestows that virtue on it, madam.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — Belmont. The avenue to PORTIA's house (33% in)
bestows = gives
  • I have here a dish of doves that I would bestow upon your worship; and my suit is— LAUNCELOT.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Venice. A street (65% in)
  • I pray thee, good Leonardo, think on this: These things being bought and orderly bestow'd, Return in haste, for I do feast to-night My best esteem'd acquaintance; hie thee, go.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Venice. A street (83% in)
  • If it be so, How little is the cost I have bestowed In purchasing the semblance of my soul From out the state of hellish cruelty!
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (23% in)

There are no more uses of "bestow" in The Merchant of Venice.

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