My unspoken inner sorrows were then given to God, praying for answers, healing, and peace.
given how much each had already invested in their candidate, what choice did they have but to believe him?
Medici was given a 10-year sentence for dealing in stolen artifacts.
At a public hearing, one parent argued that Beloved was given a Lexile rating that equates to a 5th-grade reading level.
given its funding source, it makes sense that those facts would be the focus of the report.
And there was the rather astonishing bit of news he had just given her.
The next night was given the Mask Ball in honor of the committee.
And this when he himself would have given up everything so that he might not miss them!
Sara was quite attached to them, and had given them all names out of books.
I shall become a star in heaven, Light to earth by will be given.
past participle adjective, late 14c., "allotted, predestined," from give; also with a noun sense of "fate," reflecting an important concept in pagan Germanic ideology (Old English had giefeðe in this sense). The modern sense of "what is given, known facts" is from 1879. Given name (1827) so called because given at baptism.
Old English giefan (W. Saxon) "to give, bestow; allot, grant; commit, devote, entrust," class V strong verb (past tense geaf, past participle giefen), from Proto-Germanic *gebanan (cf. Old Frisian jeva, Middle Dutch gheven, Dutch geven, Old High German geban, German geben, Gothic giban), from PIE *ghabh- "to take, hold, have, give" (see habit). It became yiven in Middle English, but changed to guttural "g" by influence of Old Norse gefa "to give," Old Danish givæ. Meaning "to yield to pressure" is from 1570s.
Give in "yield" is from 1610s; give out is mid-14c., "publish, announce;" meaning "run out, break down" is from 1520s. Give up "surrender" is mid-12c. To give (someone) a cold seems to reflect the old belief that one could be cured of disease by deliberately infecting others. What gives? "what is happening?" is attested from 1940. Give-and-take (n.) is originally from horse racing (1769) and refers to races in which bigger horses were given more weight to carry, lighter ones less. General sense attested by 1778.
A command to speak, to explain, etc: She said, ''Give!,'' so I told all (1956+)