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Usage examples for conferred

  1. Thus were court offices not open to merit; but conferred sometimes by favour, and sometimes for money; and greedily grasped at for the great profits they yielded. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  2. Whereupon the Duke at once said he conferred upon Sancho this very moment the government of one of his islands; and hearing this Don Quixote whispered to Sancho- who could not believe his own ears- to go down on his knees and thank the Duke for his kindness. – The Story of Don Quixote by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  3. It conferred much happiness upon our soldiers and sailors that they were able to feel assured that in the event of their death in action their children would be brought up in decency and comfort, and that they would not be allowed to fall victims to want and sin." – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  4. Each of them conferred a benefit on the city which the poet loved. – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  5. Because now that the Queen of England has given the greatest compliment ever conferred upon American woman for her attire because she did not appear with any jewels at all at the late reception in England, it has almost done away with the use of diamonds anyhow. – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
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