verb (used with object), doled, dol·ing.
Origin of dole1
Synonyms for dole
Related Words for doledrestrict, allot, conserve, slice, share, divide, appoint, earmark, apportion, distribute, appropriate, allocate, assign, designate, parcel, deal, give, ration, dole, portion
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Contemporary Examples of doled
The also doled out millions in no-bid contracts to her friends and husband.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy
October 20, 2014
Instead, all four were doled out felony gang assault charges and sentences between three-and-a-half to eight years behind bars.‘Out in the Night’ and the Redemption of the ‘Killer Lesbian Gang'
June 21, 2014
New toys are studied, conversation topics reviewed, and tips are doled out.Perfect Your Ho-Ho-Ho’s at the Top Santa-Training School
December 26, 2013
Lucrative cash prizes began to be doled out to winning owners, in order to keep camel racing popular.Dubai’s Camel Races Embrace Robot Jockeys
December 7, 2013
“Suze smackdowns” and “financial reality slaps,” to use the parlance of the show and its devoted followers, are often doled out.Can Suze Orman Save America?
November 10, 2013
Historical Examples of doled
The Universal is too great to be measured and doled in that way.The Conquest of Fear
They are doled out to you, and you are responsible for them.In the Midst of Alarms
These they carried round, and doled out a few mouthfuls to each man.For Name and Fame
G. A. Henty
Sooner or later a portion of the patrimony will have to be doled out to him.A Family of Noblemen
It was doled out in a liqueur-glass, and we toasted one another with effusiveness.Through Arctic Lapland
Word Origin for dole
Word Origin for dole
Old English dal "state of being divided; sharing, giving out," shortened from gedal "portion," related to dæl "deal," from Proto-Germanic *dailiz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon del, Middle Dutch deil, Dutch deel, Old High German teil, German Teil). On the dole is 1920s.
"hand out charity," mid-15c., from dole (n.). Related: Doled; doling.