BESTOW in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BESTOW
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
bestow
 v.  give as gift; present
Classic Sentence: (141 in 10 pages)
1  Much as they were attached to each other, they seemed to draw inexhaustible stores of affection from a very mine of love to bestow them upon me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  It was a most beautiful season; never did the fields bestow a more plentiful harvest or the vines yield a more luxuriant vintage, but my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  I had before experienced sensations of horror, and I have endeavoured to bestow upon them adequate expressions, but words cannot convey an idea of the heart-sickening despair that I then endured.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
4  This, I thought, was the moment of decision, which was to rob me of or bestow happiness on me forever.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
5  The brave fellows whom I have persuaded to be my companions look towards me for aid, but I have none to bestow.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  In my hunger for information, I made proposals to Mr. Wopsle to bestow some intellectual crumbs upon me, with which he kindly complied.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XV
7  Soft, seedy biscuits, also, I bestow upon Miss Shepherd; and oranges innumerable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
8  To wish her dead,' said I, 'may be the kindest wish that one of her own sex could bestow upon her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
9  So much the greater must have been the solitude of her heart, and her need of some one on whom to bestow it.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
10  Here the Jew paused again, and looked at the last zecchin, intending, doubtless, to bestow it upon Gurth.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  Her heart and her time were already quite full; she had neither leisure nor affection to bestow on Fanny.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
12  The young gentleman did not stop to bestow any other mark of recognition upon Oliver than a humourous grin; but, turning away, beckoned the visitors to follow him down a flight of stairs.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
13  His passion for Eustacia had been a sort of conserve of his whole life, and he had nothing more of that supreme quality left to bestow.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 3 The Serious Discourse of Clym with His Cousin
14  Nothing did he care for fresh air, and would bestow not a passing glance upon all those beauties of the countryside which moved visitors to such ecstatic admiration.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
15  Accordingly, before many minutes were over he had ceased to bestow a single thought upon his late host.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  He wished to bestow great honors upon the hero.
2  He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows one should never remember it.
3  This salvation is actually bestowed on none but those who obey Christ.
4  The country bestowed its highest medal on the war hero.