present (one) with (something)

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present (one) with (something)

To formally or ceremoniously give or award something to one. They presented him with an award for his work in finding a cure for cancer. We'd like to present you with this commemorative plaque for all your years of hard work for the firm.
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References in classic literature ?
These lively young ladies were at the same time wonderfully polite and humane; fanning aside the insects that occasionally lighted on our brows; presenting us with food; and compassionately regarding me in the midst of my afflictions.
These two conflicting halves in the character of the Christ of the Gospels, which no sound psychology can ever reconcile, Nietzsche always kept distinct in his own mind; he could not credit the same man with sentiments sometimes so noble and at other times so vulgar, and in presenting us with this new portrait of the Saviour, purged of all impurities, Nietzsche rendered military honours to a foe, which far exceed in worth all that His most ardent disciples have ever claimed for Him.
Givner tells Ellen's story in a direct and easily readable style while subtly presenting us with complex ideas and emotions.
Tim: This Sunday begins the sweep of Holy Week by presenting us with a whole range of human emotions and experience: victory and excitement, betrayal and confusion, fear, hatred, suffering, death.
Presenting us with both the fiction and the material conditions for its realization, Di Matteo introduces the viewer to the world of film seen as a thematic reservoir that sustains his painting.
Baichwal's methods are traditional, presenting us with interviews and archival footage as she gathers together differing perspectives about Adams and his work, all the while leading us further into the most isolated of "hollows" hidden in behind the misty mountains of Kentucky.
A study that, as the author tells us, began life "as a modest footnote" ends up by presenting us with a new standard for the investigation of material culture.
in the new Down in Front, a premiere, a six-person cast danced from a row of theater seats placed onstage, presenting us with a mirror image of ourselves as the audience.
It's a tough time for the arts in America, and it is hard to believe that some of our colleagues are willing to ditch civilized behavior in exchange for a niche in the new food chain, presenting us with the disturbing spectacle of larger, more powerful animals devouring their smaller, weaker siblings.
Despite the flaws noted above, Strocchia's work succeeds in presenting us with a variety of information about Florentine death rites.