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Word Example of - give-up-the-ghost

    Example Sentences for give

    She turned and looked at Moxy to calm the emotion to which she would not give scope.

    He give one look at elephant, say, 'Good-by, you strongest thing!

    "On second thoughts, I may be able to give some kind of a pow-wow," I replied.

    You floss up to the tallest domino and give him a good time.

    Guess no man has a right to give up his life without a kick.

    I am arranging to give it to the home for paralytic children.

    To you—you alone—I will give every guarantee that a man may give of his honor and honesty.

    Will you take his best and give him the Judas kiss in return?

    Yes do, give me your arm; we will go into the cloisters and talk there.

    Nay, yet a more certain sign than all this, I give thee my money.

Word Origin & History of - give-up-the-ghost

    Word Origin & History

    give O.E. giefan (W. Saxon), class V strong verb (past tense geaf, pp. giefen), from P.Gmc. *gebanan (cf. O.Fris. jeva, M.Du. gheven, Ger. geben, Goth. giban), from PIE *ghab(h)- "to take, hold, have, give" (see habit). It became yiven in M.E., but changed to guttural "g" by infl. of O.N. gefa "to give," O.Dan. givæ. Meaning "to yield to pressure" is from 1577. Given "allotted, predestined" (O.E. giefeðe) also had a n. sense of "fate," reflecting an important concept in pagan Gmc. ideology. The modern sense of "what is given, known facts" is from 1879. To give (someone) a cold seems to ...reflect the old belief that one could be cured of disease by deliberately infecting others. What gives? "what is happening?" is attested from 1940. Give-and-take (n.) is originally from horse racing (1769) and refers to races in which bigger horses were given more weight to carry, lighter ones less. Give-away (n.) is from 1872.