be given


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Related to be given: ascertained, call on, inconvenience, try out, To dispose of
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Verb1.be given - have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
take kindly to - be willing or inclined to accept; "He did not take kindly to my critical remarks"
suffer - be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
gravitate - move toward; "The conversation gravitated towards politics"
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When bills are on the eve of falling due, with not a dollar in hand with which to meet them, it is pretty difficult to learn not to worry, although I think I am learning more and more each year that all worry simply consumes, and to no purpose, just so much physical and mental strength that might otherwise be given to effective work.
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I ordered victuals to be given them, and the poor creatures rather devoured than ate it: they were so exceedingly hungry that they were in a manner ravenous, and had no command of themselves; and two of them ate with so much greediness that they were in danger of their lives the next morning.