The gift—or loan—shall be repeated as often as your necessities require it.'
With considerable of a to-do, Mrs. Norris announced the gift of a grandfather's clock.
Of course he should have the gift of the gab, and that Plantagenet hasn't got.
They will receive it as a gift from their brothers, instead of as their due from their grandfather.
Such is the gift of wandering people; they feel and know in advance.
I wonder as much as you do, Mr Alfred, how he could have done it; but he has the gift.
Yet, to-day, after years, I think that it was very foolish of me to make her such a gift.
It was an age with a gift for manufacturing rites and liturgies.
Dr. Fulton tells me that the Bible is the gift of God to man.
If there be stress or want within the four seas, the gift of Heaven will pass for ever.
gift c.1100, from O.N. gift, from P.Gmc. *giftiz (cf. O.Fris. jefte, M.Du. ghifte "gift," Ger. Mitgift "dowry"), from PIE base *ghabh- "to give or receive" (see habit). O.E. cognate gift meant "bride-price, marriage gift (by the groom), dowry" (O.E. for "giving, gift" was related giefu). Sense of "natural talent" is c.1300.