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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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Goldlike, beameth the glance of the bestower. Gold-lustre maketh peace between moon and sun.
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.
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.
He urges them to open with the 'keys' of faculties placed in their primordial nature the secrets of the Divine names, of consciously witnessing the tasbihat and the takbirat of the living beings to their Creator, as they transit in and out of existence respectively, and of observing their worship of the Bestower of life and joining them.
Caption: 17 Alkhan native Sakra copper issue featuring the bird as a bestower of farr, 1.30 x1.22 mm/ 0.84 g.
Still another god-like figure who rules over Caliban is Prospero, his master, enslaver, and bestower of language.
One should realise the favours bestowed upon him and have it present in his mind constantly, because this leads him to remember the Bestower of favors and therefore being grateful to and loving Allah, who is of course the Bestower of favours.
Data Ganj Bakhsh means the master bestower of treasure.
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.
How then are you turning away (from Allah, by worshipping others instead of Him)?" (Qur'an, 40:62) The variety and greatness of these created things, the perfect way in which they are formed, the way in which they are maintained and controlled, all indicate that the Creator is One and that He does as He wills and rules and decides as He wants: "Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the Wakil (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian) over all things." (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.