Usage examples for bestow

  1. Frederic had consented to bestow Isabella on him. – The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  2. Let me see the loving pair, and bestow my blessing, on the instant!" – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. It will be easy, then, for you to pardon an old man for giving you, in this fashion, the confidence he has never been able to bestow in the flesh. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  4. It had been left for me to watch her dying moments; it was left for me to bestow on her remains the last human charity which the living can extend to the dead. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
  5. That appointment rests with the Duc, my father, who no doubt will bestow it on him whom he thinks most worthy. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  6. A kind fortune seemed to send me Nenny in order to bestow a gift also upon the heart, the soul, the sense of beauty. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  7. Keep such gifts, Molly, until you can bestow them of your own free will. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  8. The situation demanded calm practical reflection; he strove to bestow upon it the necessary measure of orderly thinking. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  9. You'll find me disposed to do a great deal for these children: but I wish it distinctly understood at the beginning, that whatever I may give them, I bestow as a favour. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  10. There's a little chamber opening into mine, where I will bestow thee, my Lady Bride of Scotland, for so long as I may keep thee. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. Mrs. Langworthy had no liking to bestow upon such as Judith. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  12. He will not break his heart, if he has one; and there are others far better fitted to please him, and to enjoy what he has to bestow, than I could ever have done; and, so that Arthur says nothing about it, there is no harm done. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  13. Bestow ever so much on them, they will still always want more; for they want nothing less than that at last- nothing more be bestowed. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  14. The proud feel pity, and relief bestow, With such an image touch'd of human woe; Inquiring all, their wonder they confess, And eye the man, majestic in distress. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  15. It seemed as if the boy had received every good gift that Nature could bestow. – Knights of Art Stories of the Italian Painters by Amy Steedman
  16. The Lord's Supper is the pledge and token to us that we all have a share in the likeness of Christ, the true pattern of man; and that if we come and claim our share, He will surely bestow it on us. – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  17. Thus this spectacle produced a pleasure, which, hollow as it may be, is one of the greatest a Court can bestow. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  18. And this was all of comfort or advice that her Ladyship could bestow. – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier