- The couple decided to forego wedding presents and gifts totalling £900 were handed over to the hospital.
- The toasts were made, the wedding gifts presented, and finally we dined.
- I'll get you your final pay together as well as a bonus as a wedding gift, to help things along.
- To be a Christian is always both a gift and a task.
- For some, it's a gift - and the opportunity to recover while off from school or work.
- These were good examples of him being handed the gift of an easy win.
- Yet the core of Boyd's ability, the essence of his talent, is his gift for finishing.
- Advertising folks who do this best have a natural gift for empathizing with the customers they hope to seduce.
- She had a natural gift for it and has kept with it.
- For those who wish to gift a pen to the loved one, it has introduced a red roller ball-pen in an attractive package, with Valentine hearts printed all over.
- Couples select a group of charities and each guest chooses to gift a donation to the charity of their choice.
- Rather, the goods passing hands were priceless jewels and ornaments gifted by foreign rulers, and at stake was the reputation and future of the monarchy.
- It was the last bottle of the champagne we were gifted with for our reception.
- We have no way of providing a new shelter unless someone or some organisation gifts us with a building.
- You are fêted by kings and presidents when you win an Olympic medal; you are gifted with bungalows and cars.
- You can teach somebody and school them to be an actor but to be a very good actor you must have stage presence and Des has been gifted with that.
- He kept stoking the fire of his intellect and did a successful job of blending it with the artistic talent he has been gifted with to reach where he is today.
- Hailing from a musical family has gifted him with an ear for sound.
- A desperately poor pass from Jerry Collins gifted a try for them in the second quarter.
- A poor pass went to ground gifting a try to centre Tony Waite with Grayshon adding his second conversion with the last kick of the match.
- A goalkeeping error to gift a goal, a man dismissed, and a 2-1 defeat in their opening tie.
the gift of the gab
- see gab.
the gift of tongues
- see tongue.
in the gift of
- (Of a Church living or official appointment) in the power of (someone) to award: nine seats in parliament were now in his giftMore example sentences
- Labour delegates have it in their gift today to hold their leaders to account and uphold the cause of peace and self-determination.
- It's something he has had to deal with but, then, it is in his gift to do so.
- The row began when the church questioned whether the Queen had ever bestowed the highest honour in her gift, the Order of the Thistle, on a Catholic.
don't look a gift horse in the mouth
- proverb Don’t find fault with something that you have discovered or been given.Prospective purchasers would often inspect the condition of a horse's teethExample sentences
- Ah well, don't look a gift horse in the mouth, right?
- I doubt whether there are any famous people or people of high standing living in the community, so don't look a gift horse in the mouth and grab this golden opportunity while it is still there.
- Example sentences
- We also examined customers’ views of the giftable candy category and their desired relationship with a candy manufacturer.
- Though a revamped marketing approach boosted giftable sales by 20 per cent in 2005, year-end results were disappointing.
A word related to give (Old English) and deriving from Old Norse gipt. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth is a proverb that goes back to the 16th century (in the form do not look a given horse in the mouth), but it can be found even earlier in a 5th-century Latin version in the writings of St Jerome. A common way of estimating a horse's age is to look at the state of its teeth, so if you were buying a horse you might want to have a good look into its mouth first. If someone gave you a horse as a present, it might seem ungrateful to start checking how old it was.
Words that rhyme with giftadrift, drift, grift, lift, rift, shift, shrift, sift, squiffed, swift, thrift, uplift
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