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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bestow.

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Examples

  • In America, the chairman is still the chairman, with all the respect and influence that title bestows on the holder.

    How to Rein in the Imperial CEO

  • In plain language, this says that genes that promote the altruistic act will spread if the benefit (B) that the act bestows is high enough, and the genetic relationship (r) between the altruist and the beneficiary is close enough, to outweigh the act’s cost (C) to the altruist.

    The Selfless Gene

  • "The name bestows a kind of authenticity on an artist.

    Expecting Rain

  • The examination of the impression bestows a clearness on the idea; and the examination of the idea bestows a like clearness on all our reasoning.

    A treatise of human nature

  • With trillions of dollars flowing through the financial markets on any given day, as opposed to millions from days past, the importance of the CMT designation bestows a greater consequence to those that are charged with the management of that money.

    Investopedia.com Headlines

  • His glorious name bestows on the most obviously dire pieces of cinema the chance of rebirth - cocoons of crud giving way to butterflies of watchability.

    All articles at Blogcritics

  • While previous Mayors have relied on McKinsey’s expertise — not to mention the veritable blessing that its name bestows upon any project it undertakes — it’s hard to imagine that any other Mayor has built up such a special relationship with the firm as Mr. Bloomberg has.

    Get Me McKinsey! Bloomberg���s Favorite Consultants

  • Essential to the creative power that God bestows on the universe is the ability of its constituent parts including us to self-create.

    Jeffrey Small: Re-imagining God In The 21st Century

  • Kamilo Nollas DOUBLE THE PLEASURE | Kakanias bestows amusing aristocratic titles on his fanciful chickens.

    A Work of Painted Ceramic

  • And he who repays both bestows his gifts on a benefactor, and himself reaps their fruit besides.

    Saints

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  • For the Lord God is a sun and sheild; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good things does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

    ( The Holy Bible, psalm 83:11)

    September 29, 2010