Given-over sentence example

given-over
  • From his sixth to his ninth year he was given over to the care of learned foreigners, who taught him history, geography, mathematics and French.
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  • The poorer grazing lands on the upper levels of the Alps, Pyrenees, Jura and Vosges, the Landes, the more outlying regions of the central plateau, southern Brittany, Sologne, Berry, ChampagnePouilleuse, the Crau and the Carnargue, these districts being given over for the most part to sheep-raising.
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  • This spirit of do ut des will be found to go closely with the gift-theory of sacrifice, and to be especially characteristic of those religions of middle grade that are given over to sacrificial worship as conducted in temples and by means of organized priesthoods.
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  • These allotments were given over to the rural commune (mir), which was made responsible, as a whole, for the payment of taxes for the allotments.
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  • I n 945-4 6 Strathclyde was ravaged by King Edmund and given over to the Scottish king Malcolm I.
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  • The North End, the original city and afterwards the fashionable quarter, is now given over to the Jews and foreign colonies.
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  • He now saw, however, that the spirit of the age was against him, and hopelessly given over to the belief of what he had combated as a delusion.
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  • As regards crops, 47% of the cultivated area was given over to sugar, 11% to sweet potatoes, 9% to tobacco and almost 9% to bananas.
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  • The freshness of the new field which was opened up to the imagination - so full of vivid lights and shadows, light-hearted fun, grinding hardship, stirring adventure, heroic action, warm friendships, bitter hatreds - was in exhilarating contrast to the world of the historical romancer and the fashionable novelist, to which the mind of the general reader was at that date given over.
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  • During the following night and day London was given over to plunder and slaughter, the victims being chiefly Flemish merchants, lawyers and personal adherents of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster.
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  • In 1867 they were given over to the Boer government by the Swazis, who had acquired them from their captors.
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  • There is no doubt that the organs were also examined by opening the bodies of living persons - criminals condemned to death being given over to the anatomists for this purpose.
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  • From very early times the surrounding plains were given over to horse and cattle-raising.
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  • It possesses considerable natural strength, and consists of a small hill, the original acropolis, occupied byy the modern castle and the village surrounding it, and a larger one, now given over to cultivation, where the city stood.
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  • A Sakalava chief who had been driven from Madagascar by the Hovas took refuge in Mayotte c. 1830, and, with the aid of the sultan of Johanna, conquered the island, which for a century had been given over to civil war.
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  • Both the Board of Trade and Plantations and the additional secretary were abolished in 1782, and the executive business wholly given over to the home office.
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  • For the next 500 years they were given over to their own internal disputes, until they came under the power of Ibrahim Pasha in 1832.
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  • Mrs Johnson had been given over by the physicians.
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  • The Austrian ministry, therefore, came to an agreement with the Hungarians that the terms of the new Ausgleich should be 1 The only change was that as the military frontier had been given over to Hungary, Hungary in consequence of this addition of territory had to pay 2%, the remaining 98% being divided as before, so that the real proportion was 31.4 and 68.6.
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  • Ahmad entered Delhi with his army in triumph, and for more than a month the city was given over to pillage.
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  • This massacre was the signal for an indiscriminate slaughter of the Mamelukes throughout Egypt, orders to this effect being transmitted to every governor; and in Cairo itself the houses of the beys were given over to the soldiery.
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  • These tracts remain still, as of old, sparsely inhabited and given over to the breeding of stock and the pursuit of game.
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  • This provision was defeated in 1784, but was adopted in 1787 for the north-western territory - a step which is very often said to have saved the Union in the Civil War; the south-western territory (out of which were later formed Mississippi, Alabama, &c.) being given over to slavery.
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  • In Sicily the Spaniards held their own until the peace of Utrecht in 1 713, when the island was given over to Duke Sicily Victor of Savoy, who assumed the title of king.
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  • The kingdom was given over to confusion till in 1216 the Templars and some of the more loyal nobles brought the young king to Saragossa.
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  • However sweet this world seemed, however fair the flesh, both world and flesh were theoretically given over to the devil.
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  • It is a broad, level plain, almost untimbered, given over to alfalfa, grains, vegetables and fruits.
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  • The parks and mountain valleys are largely given over to ranges.
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  • On his way he came to the town of Yezdikhast, where he demanded a sum of money from the inhabitants, claiming it as part of secreted revenue; the demand was refused, and eighteen of the head men were thrown down the precipice beneath his window; a saiyid, or holy man, was the next victim, and his wife and daughter were to be given over to the soldiery, when a suddenly-formed conspiracy took effect, and Zakis own life was taken in retribution for his guilt (1779).
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  • In March 1899 the custom-houses of the provinces of Azerbaijan and Kermanshah were given over to the Belgians.
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  • In Scotland episcopacy was set up, the covenant to which Charles had taken so many solemn oaths burnt by the common hangman, and Argyll brought to the scaffold, while the kingdom was given over to the savage and corrupt administration of Lauderdale.
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  • First buried at St Marcel, his remains soon after were carried off in secrecy to the Paraclete, and given over to the loving care of Heloise, who in time came herself to rest beside them (1164).
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  • The barbarians gradually became part of the Roman population; they permeated the army, until after Theodosius they recruited it exclusively; they permeated civilian society as colonists and agriculturists, till the command of the army and of important public duties was given over to a Stiicho or a Crocus.
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  • In the century which followed the extinction of the Ascanian house, liberty degenerated into licence, and the country was given over to anarchy.
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  • There are already plans to increase the acreage given over to garlic.
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  • By the 14th century, large upland areas of the Yorkshire Dales were given over to monastic granges.
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  • Working in partnership with the National Theater, the Playhouse has given over 1000 young people the opportunity to perform onstage.
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  • The rest of the album is given over to the rock opera ' Sorrow & Promise ' .
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  • Inverness-shire and the Western Highlands were given over to be ravaged by the soldiery.
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  • Malines, which had surrendered to William, was given over for three days to the mercy of a brutal soldiery.
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  • The city was given over to Pope Clement, who, disregarding the terms of the capitulation, had Carducci and Girolami (the last gonfaloniere) hanged, and established Alessandro de' Medici, the natural son of Lorenzo, duke of Urbino, as head of the republic on the 5th of July 1531.
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  • Indeed, according to a recent account by a close observer of the religious practices prevalent in southern India, fully four-fifths of the people of the Dravidian race, whilst nominally acknowledging the spiritual guidance of the Brahmans, are to this day practically given over to the worship of their nondescript local village deities (grama-devata), usually attended by animal sacrifices frequently involving the slaughter, under revolting circumstances, of thousands of victims. Curiously enough these local deities are nearly all of the female, not the male sex.
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  • Type in the words 'job search,' and you'll be given over 36 million results!
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  • When a doctor prescribes a course of vitamin B12 shots, usually several shots will be given over the course of a few days.
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  • He studies the meanings of the words until Friday when a short quiz is usually given over the material.
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  • Since its inception, the Navy Exchange Systems has given over $2 billion to this particular fund.
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