When his wife, Eve (Tilda Swinton) visits from Tangiers, he gives her a tour of the city.
She gives no nods to the Humanists, like Montaigne, Francis Bacon, Erasmus, or Descartes.
But Crystal sees through the ruse, and gives Julian a thorough dressing-down, insulting the size of his manhood.
And the day after that ... The TV show "The West Wing" gives a false impression of what government work is like.
He gives a pass to those, like A-Rod, whose 2003 test results were leaked.
Sometimes he does, sir, and sometimes he gives it to me for the children.
Who finds not Providence all good and wise, Alike in what it gives, and what denies?
For that matter, the very oil they breed in, gives them sustenance.
His words are to be taken literally; all that He promises He gives with usury.
He gives them, later, just earth enough to build a house on.
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+)