Tending toward, inclined to, as in She was given to eating crackers in bed. [Late 1500s]
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How to use given to in a sentence
But to-day there were no gifts carried before the tabernacle: no donations were to be given to-day except to the poor.Romola | George Eliot
But do you never feel as if you would like to have a life companion, such as Maud was given to-day?Elsie at Home | Martha Finley
The Land of Grass is the name given to-day, by the inhabitants, to modern Tartary.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883 | The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
I drink to the very good health of the bride and bridegroom in whose honour this ball is given to-night.'
Orlowskis new ballet is to be given to-day for the first time.Frederic Chopin, Vol II (of 2) | Moritz Karasowski