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Definitions of given

  1.   having possession delivered or transferred without compensation
  2.   Giver.
  3.   p. p. & amp; a. from Give, v.
  4.   Inclined; addicted; usually with to; as, given to lying; stated; prearranged.
  5.   Stated; fixed; as, in a given time.
  6.   Bestowed; conferred; addicted.
  7.   p. p. & a. from Give, v.
  8.   Granted; assumed; supposed to be known; set forth as a known quantity, relation, or premise.
  9.   acknowledged as a supposition; " given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started"
  10.   Disposed; inclined; - used with an adv.; as, virtuously given.
  11.   Habitually inclined.
  12.   ( usually followed by ` to') naturally disposed toward; " he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"; " I am not minded to answer any questions"
  13.   specified in advance; " a given number"; " we will meet at a given time and location"
  14.   of Give
  15.   an assumption that is taken for granted
  16.   Specified.

Quotes of given

  1. This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live. – Omar N. Bradley
  2. Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war. – John Bright
  3. The dual scourge of hunger and malnutrition will be truly vanquished not only when granaries are full, but also when people's basic health needs are met and women are given their rightful role in societies. – Gro Harlem Brundtland
  4. The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security. – Dick Cheney
  5. I was given no special information by the White House, or by anybody else, for that matter. – Jeff Gannon
  6. But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job. – Daniel Goleman
  7. I am a channel for the Christ spirit. The title was given to me very recently by the Godhead. – David Icke
  8. God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother. – Giuseppe Mazzini
  9. But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me. – Shaquille O'Neal
  10. We need to make it clear that we will withdraw from Iraq within 6 to 9 months- so that the Iraqis will know that they must stand up and defend the opportunity given to them. – John Olver
  11. We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth, at least the truth that is given to us to understand. – Pablo Picasso
  12. As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given – Mary Lou Retton
  13. I've given everything I can possible to the game, on and off the field. – Emmitt Smith
  14. I think it is quite dangerous for an organisation to think they can predict where they are going to need leadership. It needs to be something that people are willing to assume if it feels relevant, given the context of any situation. – Margaret J. Wheatley
  15. People who don't use the tools given to them only injure themselves. – Debra Wilson

Usage examples for given

  1. However, I made him take it, and away he went, and I glad to have given him so much cause to speake well of me. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. “ Somebody's given you one. ” – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  3. “ I'd have given you my word. ” – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  4. “ I wished to give her something, poor soul; and I had given Austin all my money. ” – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  5. “ I had given him up. ” – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  6. He was given time for that." ” – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  7. She thought that plan must be given up. ” – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  8. Yet he would have given me my life! ” – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  9. And he has never given us anything but words. ” – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  10. Why were they given – Vittoria, v8 by George Meredith
  11. What would she not have given for the right to run away and read it at once? ” – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  12. “ I couldn't have married you then- given myself up to you. ” – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  13. As I live, I would have given my own right hand that this had not happened! ” – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  14. See it given to his own hand. ” – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  15. “ I'd given away my dinner to have been there! ” – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  16. And there they were, being given an automobile ride, and Mr. Reinberg didn't know a thing about it. ” – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  17. But they shall be given every chance. ” – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  18. And must the whole thing be given up? ” – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  19. “ No, if I didn't know you so well I believe I should have given in long ago. ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. “ I shall write a letter which must be given to him when I am gone. ” – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy

Idioms for given