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  • v. Present participle of confer.


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  • Then there was Sir Thomas himself: a title conferring aristocracy; a man who was urbane, intelligent, and generous, donating millions to charity and supporting worthwhile causes through his philanthropy.

    The Viognier Vendetta

  • You state that “I’ll stick withB.C.because Christ, in American usage, refers directly to Jesus of Nazareth as if it were his last name and not a title conferring Messiah-hood.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Here’s my take: I’ll stick with B.C. because Christ, in American usage, refers directly to Jesus of Nazareth as if it were his last name and not a title conferring Messiah-hood.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • Anthony Fauci, a physician and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH, where much of the basic science of flu vaccine has been worked out, says, I have no doubt that it is effective in conferring some degree of protection.

    Does the Vaccine Matter?

  • That might have qualified it for a prestigious European Union label conferring on Gubbio a special label for its truffles.

    The Pungent Smell

  • She had never rejoiced at the sound before, nor ever before entered the passage, nor walked up the stairs with any wish of giving pleasure, but in conferring obligation, or of deriving it, except in subsequent ridicule (III. viii, 342).

    Box Hill and the Limits of Realism

  • I am profoundly moved and touched by the signal honor shown me through your body in conferring upon me the

    Theodore Roosevelt - Acceptance Speech

  • A great injury is done to God by doubting of His liberality in conferring favours, since He is desirous it should shine forth more brightly in manifesting His omnipotence, than in showing the power of His justice.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • It was manifestly the intention of the British government, in conferring representative institutions on Canada, that the people should enjoy all the privileges of their fellow-subjects in the mother-country.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • And their delicacy in conferring these favours was not the least admirable part of their conduct.

    Roughing It in the Bush


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