give someone

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How to use give someone in a sentence

  • "give someone else a chance to put in a word, O'Grady," the colonel said.

  • You didn't go away, did you, and give someone a chance to come up and take one of the dogs?

  • Gyp went on: "I know now how one would rather die than give someone up."

    Beyond | John Galsworthy
  • give someone a bowl of water and ask them to lay a pin on the surface of the water and leave it there.

    Water Wizardry | Arthur Ainslie
  • It would be so easy to relax; to give someone else the responsibility.

    Where I Wasn't Going | Walt Richmond