Instead, they become fixated on someone unattainable, as if only the love of a highly desirable other can bestow self-esteem.
But the renewed bid holds the potential to bestow certain key privileges that should not be overlooked.
Do you think I have charity to bestow, or a morsel of bread to spare?'
Restaurants have a soft opening and weeks of tweaking before critics come calling to bestow stars.
But neither party is going to bestow their 2012 nomination on a woman simply because it is time to do this for our country.
To qualify themselves for this they bestow their time, their money and their labor.
The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker.
I had a hobby-horse, which I rode constantly to fairy-land in quest of treasure to bestow upon my friends.
Shall we hesitate to devote to him whatever he claims, or whatever we can bestow?
He had all that mere possessions could bestow, but always with a sense that Debrett, round the corner, was keeping an eye on him.