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Noun1.Bestower - person who makes a gift of propertybestower - person who makes a gift of property
benefactor, helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
abnegator - one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
almsgiver - a person who gives alms
Indian giver - an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
altruist, philanthropist - someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
settlor, trustor - (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such property is said to settle it on the trustee
contributor, subscriber - someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
subsidiser, subsidizer - someone who assists or supports by giving a subsidy
tipper - a person who leaves a tip; "a generous tipper"
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Some Indian Ceres or Minerva must have been the inventor and bestower of it; and when the reign of poetry commences here, its leaves and string of nuts may be represented on our works of art.
With the eye of the thief it looketh upon all that is lustrous; with the craving of hunger it measureth him who hath abundance; and ever doth it prowl round the tables of bestowers.
Yet, if we recall that the feminine embodies such qualities as receptivity, subtlety, surrender, empathy, gentleness, peacefulness, healing, sharing, flowing, reconciliation, loving, tenderness, forgiveness, nurturing, patience, origin and mystery, we will see there are many other divine qualities that are feminine in nature among these are, Peace(Salaam), Faith (Mu'min), Creator (Khaleq), Subtle (Lateef), Gentle (Halim), Wise (Hakim), Inner (Baatin), Living (Hayy), Bestower (Wahhab), Loving (Wadud), Tender (Ra'uf), Forgiving (Ghafur) as well as many others.
22-33) (It seemed to them in mind that it might be so, that they themselves were the Bestower of Heaven, the Ruler of Glory.
Qur'an, 39:62) All of the above indicate that this universe has a Creator, that this dominion has a Sovereign, that behind these forms is One Who gives them shape: "He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms.
Arguably, the tyrant in this scene is, instead, Newfield's overuse of the Oedipal crisis, which seems to impose, whichever way you turn it, a compulsory heterosexuality that precludes a much more straightforward and plausible solution to Dimmesdale's erotic conundrum: that pain is the necessary avenue through which Dimmesdale receives the greatest erotic pleasure, and that Chillingworth, as bestower of the greatest pain, is thus able to give Dimmesdale the most profoundly pleasurable erotic response.
If we compare this conception to Clastres's chieftainship, we see that, like the chief, the church is the bearer of 'words' (the divine sign), the bestower of 'gifts' (mediating divine revelation and grace), and is uniquely entitled to 'polygeny' (the nuns, Christ's brides, but also the priests, who are bound to celibacy and are thereby set apart from mundane exchange).
She is considered a monument of patience and devotion, a self-less bestower of love and affection.
It is the association of the elephant with rain and with the god Indra, the destroyer of drought and the bestower of abundance, that has made the elephant so revered both in India and in Southeast Asia.
Instead, rather like Hage's recipient of tolerance, the moral patient reflects the power of the bestower who exercises a control that only emphasises the asymmetrical distribution of capacities and duties in the relationship.
reatest Turkmen poet thinker and the man behind vision and wisdom of today's glorious modern Turkmenistan the great Magtymguly Phyragy the bestower of Happiness for Turkmens - is a true messenger of love unity and peace in the world.
As Chief Bestower of Gratitude, Karen Trudell was featured on The Sweetest Occasion, Chatterberries, WNYT, as well as being showcased in the NYC Wedding Salon and Be the Change events.