given to

idiom

used to say that a person often behaves in a specified way
a man (very) much given to swearing/profanity
She is given to behaving selfishly.

Examples of given to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year’s participants, who gift an original work to be given to the festival’s winning filmmakers, include Deborah Kass, Erick & Elliot Jiménez, Glenn Ligon, Jenny Holzer, Joiri Minaya, José Parlá, Juliana Huxtable, Maia Cruz Palileo, Paul Anthony Smith and Tourmaline. Marc Malkin, Variety, 22 May 2024 One of his commanders, his uncle Janan, even wore a U.S. Army uniform given to him by his advisers, complete with a First Infantry Division patch and the Stars and Stripes. Matthieu Aikins Victor J. Blue Peter Ganim Krish Seenivasan Steven Szczesniak, New York Times, 22 May 2024 The White House released the 2023 financial disclosures for both President Biden and Vice President Harris — including tickets to a Beyoncé concert that were given to the vice president from the pop star herself. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 15 May 2024 Due to a late amendment, a sprawling, 154-page condo-law bill that unanimously passed the House and Senate states that condominium residents in mixed-use buildings only own what has been given to them upfront in contracts drafted by developers. Alexandra Glorioso, Miami Herald, 14 May 2024 That's due partly to the wage premium given to Stanford grads, who typically earn about $74,000 more annually than people with only high school degrees. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 9 May 2024 The flame was then given to Jul, a popular Marseille rapper, who lit the Olympic cauldron to wild applause. Ségolène Le Stradic, New York Times, 8 May 2024 Preference will be given to applicants invested in or interested in the Vietnamese or other Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and who have ties to Southern California. Heather McRea, Orange County Register, 7 May 2024 The football players got a video wall, barber shop, new shower area and new lockers; their old lockers were refurbished and given to women’s teams. Kenny Jacoby, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024

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“Given to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/given%20to. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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