verb (used with object), doled, dol·ing.
- dolce far niente,
- dolce vita,
- dole bludger,
- dole cupboard,
- dole, bob,
- dole, sanford ballard,
Origin of dole1
Examples from the Web for 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|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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'|Nina Strochlic|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
New toys are studied, conversation topics reviewed, and tips are doled out.Perfect Your Ho-Ho-Ho’s at the Top Santa-Training School|Nina Strochlic|December 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lucrative cash prizes began to be doled out to winning owners, in order to keep camel racing popular.
“Suze smackdowns” and “financial reality slaps,” to use the parlance of the show and its devoted followers, are often doled out.
Karaki doled it out by moistening a shred of coconut husk and giving Pellett the shred to suck.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
He hated her for the paltry allowance she doled out to him, as if he were an irresponsible child.A Bottle of Old Wine|Richard O. Lewis
Of this comfort, which she doled out to him in daily portions, we have formerly given a specimen.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling|Henry Fielding
What little food was left was distributed by Hudson, and, we are told, he wept as he doled it out.A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines|Clayton Edwards
And a fair degree of traffic also has been doled out to them.Our Railroads To-Morrow|Edward Hungerford
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.