as a verb
Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature
using the word ‘Give’ as a
Sir John gave her, in a whisper, a brief account of the whole shocking affair.
From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.
“I dare say now if I were to ask you
for a kiss you wouldn’t give it me.”
From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.
To my faults also she gave ample indulgence,
never imposing curb or rein on anything I said.
Mr Bingley and his sisters came to give their
personal invitation for the long-expected ball at Netherfield.
From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.
“Besides that, I really should not have a bed to
give her, for I must keep a spare room for a friend.”
From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.
“I give you but half-an-hour for dressing the wound,
fastening the bandages, getting the patient downstairs and all.”
“The housekeeper had taken her to the dairy, told her
all about their cows, and given her the recipe for a
famous cream cheese.”
“I do beseech and entreat you not to be putting
yourself forward, and talking and giving your opinion
as if you were one of your cousins.”
A great portent appeared to them, of which Xerxes made
no account, although it was easy to conjecture its meaning, —
a mare gave birth to a hare.
From ‘History’, by Herodotus.
The rebel prisoners were sent down to Cape Town for trial.
From ‘The Great Boer War’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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