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 Meanings and Examples of GIVING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
giving
 v.  present participle of GIVE
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Zeena waited a moment, as if giving him time to feel the full force of the contrast between his own excitement and her composure.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  "Well, may I be damned if I'll have me own daughter telling me what I shall jump and not jump," he shouted, giving her cheek another pinch.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  John Wilkes was for almost giving them away, but never will I have it said that Gerald O'Hara used friendship in a trade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  You know mighty well you're going to end up giving them your darlings anyhow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  India was nowhere to be seen, but Scarlett knew she probably was in the kitchen giving final instructions to the servants.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
6  It was when Uncle Henry was giving her an account of her property that he broached the matter of her permanent residence in Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
7  They were all beautiful with the blinding beauty that transfigures even the plainest woman when she is utterly protected and utterly loved and is giving back that love a thousandfold.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  It was embarrassing to be the only person present who was giving nothing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
9  "If you hadn't been brave enough to do it, I would never have been either," said Melly, putting her arm about Scarlett's waist and giving her a gentle squeeze.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  She began asking questions so brusquely and giving orders so decisively Pork's eyebrows went up in mystification.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
11  "Send over Pork with a wagon and you shall have half of what we've got, rice, meal, ham, some chickens," said Old Miss, giving Scarlett a sudden keen look.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
12  The pretty roundness left her face, throwing her cheek bones into prominence, emphasizing her slanting green eyes and giving her the look of a prowling, hungry cat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
13  The folks are starving and the railroads are torn up and there aren't any new rifles and the ammunition is giving out and there's no leather at all for shoes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
14  They had all made her welcome at Mimosa and had insisted on giving, not selling, her the seed corn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
15  "Scoot up to the attic and get my box of dress patterns, Mammy," she cried, giving her a slight shove.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Example Sentence: (165 in 12 pages)
16  I'd be laying my career/life on the line by giving you that information.
17  She had to choose between giving up her job or hiring a nanny.
18  He was giving his collection away for nothing.
19  There is sound commercial logic in never giving credit to retailers.
20  It has sown confusion and anxiety among researchers by giving birth to the ambiguous concept of sensitive but unclassified research.
21  The president's health is giving serious cause for concern.
22  He's giving a paper on thermodynamics at a conference at Manchester University.
23  The shop is giving away a sample pack to every customer.
24  For a Liberal Democrat to argue that giving institutions the power to run their own affairs is a centralising measure is extraordinary.
25  He will be giving his farewell concert as Music Director of the Ulster Orchestra.
26  People were giving out flyers advertising the event.
27  One company is giving its employees airplane tickets in the event they need to make a hasty escape.
28  Experience is their preparation for giving advice.
29  He couldn't explain his weakness in giving in to her demands.
30  All the windows were open, giving the house an airy feeling.