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bestow
used in The House of the Seven Gables

10 uses
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Definition
to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
  • Phoebe saw, however, that their growth must have been checked by a degree of careful labor, bestowed daily and systematically on the garden.
    Chapter 6 — Maule's Well (6% in)
  • In a character where it should exist as the chief attribute, it would bestow on its possessor an exquisite taste, and an enviable susceptibility of happiness.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (62% in)
  • As Phoebe curtsied in reply, the Judge bent forward, with the pardonable and even praiseworthy purpose—considering the nearness of blood and the difference of age—of bestowing on his young relative a kiss of acknowledged kindred and natural affection.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (17% in)
  • As one of its effects, it bestowed on his countenance a quicker mobility than the old Englishman's had possessed, and keener vivacity, but at the expense of a sturdier something, on which these acute endowments seemed to act like dissolving acids.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (36% in)
  • Had they met under different circumstances, neither of these young persons would have been likely to bestow much thought upon the other, unless, indeed, their extreme dissimilarity should have proved a principle of mutual attraction.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (17% in)
  • The fair Alice bestowed most of her maiden leisure between flowers and music, although the former were apt to droop, and the melodies were often sad.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (24% in)
  • That lost parchment once restored, the beautiful Alice Pyncheon, with the rich dowry which he could then bestow, might wed an English duke or a German reigning-prince, instead of some New England clergyman or lawyer!
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (74% in)
  • Had this wealth been in her power, how gladly would Hepzibah have bestowed it all upon her iron-hearted kinsman, to buy for Clifford the freedom and seclusion of the desolate old house!
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (26% in)
  • There would be Judge Pyncheon,—a person eminent in the public view, of high station and great wealth, a philanthropist, a member of Congress and of the church, and intimately associated with whatever else bestows good name,—so imposing, in these advantageous lights, that Hepzibah herself could hardly help shrinking from her own conclusions as to his hollow integrity.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (31% in)
  • I have no faith in it, except as you bestow it on me!
    Chapter 20 — The Flower of Eden (74% in)

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