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bestow
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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Definition
to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
  • ...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.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (20% in)
  • He swung his thin arms to keep the blood moving and tipped his face up and straightened his humpback as much as possible, and recited aloud to himself as he walked: "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, The honor of a well-spent life, The glory of a purpose true, High courage in the stress of strife, And peace when every task is through ..."
    10 — Poetry and Life (**% in)

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