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Bestowing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bestow \Be*stow"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bestowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bestowing.] [OE. bestowen; pref. be- + stow a place. See Stow.]
  1. To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put. ``He bestowed it in a pouch.'' --Sir W. Scott. See that the women are bestowed in safety. --Byron.
  2. To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation.
  3. To expend, as money. [Obs.]
  4. To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon. Empire is on us bestowed. --Cowper. Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor. --1 Cor. xiii. 3.
  5. To give in marriage. I could have bestowed her upon a fine gentleman. --Tatler.
  6. To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun. [Obs.] How might we see Falstaff bestow himself to-night in his true colors, and not ourselves be seen ? --Shak. Syn: To give; grant; present; confer; accord.
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    * The spirit of a person's life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air. - T. Starr King


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      INGLEWOOD Calif. (Reuters) - The 2014 Viacom Inc-owned MTV Video Music Awards were held at the newly-renovated Forum Theater in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, bestowing accolades on musical talent producing the year's best music videos. Below is a list of key winners: VIDEO OF THE YEAR "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus ARTIST TO WATCH "Miss Movin' Read more on this news related to 'Bestowing'
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      INGLEWOOD Calif. (Reuters) - The 2014 Viacom Inc-owned MTV Video Music Awards were held at the newly-renovated Forum Theater in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, bestowing accolades on musical talent producing the year's best music videos. Below is a list of key winners: VIDEO OF THE YEAR "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus ARTIST TO WATCH "Miss Movin' Read more on this news related to 'Bestowing'
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