Certainly now when here are, in the aftermath of The giver, a number of dystopian novels, which involve a great deal of violence.
The giver of a perfect gift wishes “solely to please the recipient.”
The perfect gift calls on the giver to make “extraordinary sacrifice.”
He was, she said, “a sort of Zen master,” a giver of calm, a restorer of peace, a provider of what he did not have.
The giver, in a pivotal moment, tells Jonas that releasing is actually a form of euthanizing.
A human ancestor gradually took the place of the totem as the giver of life to the clan.
The giver and the accepter are principally answerable in an unjust donation.
Oh, how my heart was pained to hear them thus insult the Author and giver of all their blessings!
The giver of the house was the late George Peabody, of London.
We have to consider each as a giver, and each as a receiver.
Old English giefan (W. Saxon) "to give, bestow; allot, grant; commit, devote, entrust," class V strong verb (past tense geaf, past participle giefen), from Proto-Germanic *gebanan (cf. Old Frisian jeva, Middle Dutch gheven, Dutch geven, Old High German geban, German geben, Gothic giban), from PIE *ghabh- "to take, hold, have, give" (see habit). It became yiven in Middle English, but changed to guttural "g" by influence of Old Norse gefa "to give," Old Danish givæ. Meaning "to yield to pressure" is from 1570s.
Give in "yield" is from 1610s; give out is mid-14c., "publish, announce;" meaning "run out, break down" is from 1520s. Give up "surrender" is mid-12c. 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. General sense attested by 1778.
A command to speak, to explain, etc: She said, ''Give!,'' so I told all (1956+)