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bestow (3 not pre-S.; 4 with ‘of’ and ‘to’ only S.)
1. to give in marriage AYL. V. iv. 7 “You will bestow her on Orlando here?”
2. to lay out (money) 2H4 V. v. 18; to spend (time) Cæs. V. v. 61 “bestow thy time with me?”
4. to confer as a gift (with “of”) Tw.N. III. iv. 2 “what bestow of him?,” Cor. II. iii. 215 (with dative or “to”) Tit. IV. ii. 165, Lr. II. i. 128.
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 2.3
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.3
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