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give

/lend an ear
To pay close attention; listen attentively.

give

free/full rein to
To release from restraints; allow to go unchecked: gave free rein to her emotions.
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and who ever dreamed that it was anything but a mistake, that had made me give it the laudanum?
Let me, I beg you, enter your house, and give me water.
I give you my word of honor, sir," said Dantes; "but what is the matter?
Would that I were still young and strong as I was in those days, for then some one of you swineherds would give me a cloak both out of good will and for the respect due to a brave soldier; but now people look down upon me because my clothes are shabby.
Then Ripple told how she had wandered round the world in search of them, how the Seasons had most kindly helped her on, by giving Sun-beam, Breeze, Leaf, and Flake; and how, through many dangers, she had come at last to ask of them the magic flame that could give life to the little child again.
I was blinded with passion and yielded to my worser mind; therefore I will make amends, and will give him great gifts by way of atonement.
Tell me all about it, frankly and trustfully, as you ought, and we will talk it over so satisfactorily that you won't give me up.
Then the butcher gave him a flask of ale, saying, 'There, drink and refresh yourself; your cow will give you no milk: don't you see she is an old beast, good for nothing but the slaughter-house?
Well, I'll give you some medicine and you can come back in a week and tell me how you're getting on.
So I shall wait till the spring comes, and then I shall pay him a visit, and he will be able to give me a large basket of primroses and that will make him so happy.
We had no money whatever with which to begin; still we decided to give the needed building a name.
Give them their choice between a fine or an official whipping.
If you will give me half-an-hour's hearing, I will explain to you how I come to know what I do; how I got here; and what I have to propose to Miss Alicia and to you.
Here Jones offered to take leave of his guide, and to improve his pace; but the fellow, in whom that violent surprize and joy which the first receipt of the guinea had occasioned was now considerably abated, and who had now had sufficient time to recollect himself, put on a discontented look, and, scratching his head, said, "He hoped his worship would give him something more.
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