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used in 1776

2 uses
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to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
  • 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.
    p. 221.0
  • 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.
    p. 207.3

There are no more uses of "bestow" in 1776.

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