Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 8 02:23:07 UTC 2008

So, "bestowed with" is being used in the same manner as "endowed with"?


On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Benjamin Zimmer
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> On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 4:15 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at> wrote:
>> It's also happening with other lexemes in similar constructions. The
>> other day I noticed "X [be] bestowed with Y" for "Y [be] bestowed
>> (up)on X". Google gives about 257,000 raw hits for "bestowed with".
> Of course, not all of those hits will match the construction you're
> looking for. There are plenty along the lines of:
> "a significant cash prize is bestowed with the award"
> "the award is bestowed with considerable discretion"
> "we will all want this award to be bestowed with respect and admiration"
> etc.
> --Ben Zimmer
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