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given to (something)

To be inclined or likely to do something or behave a certain way. Don't worry, she's always been given to overreacting. The comedian is given to making lots of posts on social media. He's given to hyperbole, so don't get too excited.
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given to

Tending toward, inclined to, as in She was given to eating crackers in bed. [Late 1500s]
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No notice of withdrawal rights was given to any trust beneficiary and the actual time to exercise those rights was extremely short (four days before year-end in one trust).
2) Jockey Gary Stevens has a thumb's up greeting after riding Point Given to victory in Saturday's Santa Anita Derby.
Curtis Stith, Micron Imaging's Marketing Director for Emerging Markets, credits close collaboration with Given to enable these medical advancements.
About 44 percent of all charitable donations go to religious groups - more than triple the amount given to education, the next-largest category.
The study also found that 62 percent of business gifts are given to thank customers; 56 percent are given in new business relationships; and 43 percent are given to recognize employees.
For the most part, people give gifts because they admire a president, though some gifts were definitely given to register protest or as criticisms of policies,'' said Lisa Auel, curator of ``Tokens and Treasures,'' an exhibit of presidential gifts now on display at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
This is a recognition given to law firms who meet the required criteria after a long process that evaluates client reviews and more, including peer evaluation and the likelihood that other lawyers would refer a client to the firm.
I have received my great-grandmother's cookbook (which contains her recipe for bread, the only one I have ever used that works every time), a much-adored handmade sweater, and a set of teacups that were given to my grandmother for her bridal shower.
The Mead Court determined that the weight given to an informal rulemaking under the Skidmore standard depends on the "thoroughness evident in [the agency's] consideration, the validity of its reasoning, its consistency with earlier and later pronouncements, and all those factors which give it the power to persuade.
d) Whether in the approval given to this vernacular variation in the liturgical text something less correct crept in, and which now requires correction or amending?
Instead, they give--as was given to Abram--a vision of what is true about faith.
Funds were given to The Newberry Library for indexing and archiving Barzel's sizeable and irreplaceable collections.
Psalm 16, verse 12 says, `What return can I make to the Lord for all the Lord has given to me?
The backup officers could then enter the home upon the authority of the original consent given to the undercover agents.
Syrup and inukshuks, as well as samples of northern fish were given to the southerners as a representation of Northern Ontario waters and vast wilderness.