More definitions of "giving":
- (noun): The act of giving.
- (noun): The imparting of news or promises etc..
Example: "He gave us the news and made a great show of the giving"; "giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily"
- (noun): Disposing of property by voluntary transfer without receiving value in return.
Example: "The alumni followed a program of annual giving"
Famous quotes containing the word giving:
“From one casual of mine he picked this sentence. After dinner, the men moved into the living room. I explained to the professor that this was Rosss way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up. There must, as we know, be a comma after every move, made by men, on this earth.”
—James Thurber (18941961)
“Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. This is quite opposite to our own natural tendency which is to anticipate reality by imagining it, or to flee from it by idealizing it. That is why we shall never inhabit true fiction; we are condemned to the imaginary and nostalgia for the future.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)
“Anger is always concerned with individuals, ... whereas hatred is directed also against classes: we all hate any thief and any informer. Moreover, anger can be cured by time; but hatred cannot. The one aims at giving pain to its object, the other at doing him harm; the angry man wants his victim to feel; the hater does not mind whether they feel or not.”
—Aristotle (384322 B.C.)