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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bestow.


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  • Romney is obviously betting an extremist line on immigration will help him going into South Carolina and dispel any notion that he is a "Massachusetts moderate", the label bestowed upon him by Newt Gingrich.

    David Leopold: Mitt Romney May Well Regret Kris Kobach's Endorsement

  • Even if our success is as part of a team effort, we are each unique and can never be defined by a label bestowed upon us by others or by being forced into a group or class. News

  • Unofficially, and as far as anyone around here was concerned, the neighborhood was Felony Flats, a name bestowed by police officers some years earlier because of the concentration of criminals among the citizenry.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • ✒It might seem that the title bestowed on Sir Ben Kingsley in 2002 is more trouble than it's worth.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • When people complain, the city fathers point to things such as South Bend's recent designation as an "All American City," a designation bestowed by judges who haven't visited.

    Democrats and Dying Cities

  • This mitzvah is repeated three separate times in the Torah: once in Exodus and once in the Book of Leviticus where it adds a unique phrase, that this is Shabbat L'Adonai, or "Sabbath for God," a designation bestowed to no other festival.

    Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson: Possessing And Releasing

  • Bérenger, whose birthday fell on the Feast of the Epiphany, had been raised to understand that his bloodline family expected him to inherit the title bestowed by ancient prophecy.

    The Poet Prince

  • “Tons a bunsa” was the nickname bestowed on me by my brothers and cruel uncles when I was in my young teens.

    Embracing Your Big Fat Ass

  • In 1218 Llywelyn the Great had the title bestowed upon him and his successors by his brother-in-law, the 11-year old Henry III.

    Archive 2007-12-02

  • But there was a larger reason for the nickname bestowed on Andy Haldane by the men who served with him.

    Brotherhood of Heroes


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