Columbia Business School's Deming Center Bestows Awards to Paul O'Neill, David Cote, and Indra Nooyi
The arrest and internment of Chen Shui-bian, former president of Taiwan and burnt-out beacon of the island's miraculous democracy, has been tracked locally with all the intensity bestowed on the first OJ Simpson trial.
My fellow citizens:
I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.
verb [T often passive] FORMAL
to give something as an honour or present:
The Chancellorship of the University was bestowed upon her in 1992.
The George Cross is a decoration that is bestowed on British civilians for acts of great bravery.
noun [U] FORMAL
Her father's blessing represented a bestowal of consent upon her forthcoming marriage.
careful not to forget about something:
Mindful of the poor road conditions, she reduced her speed to 30 mph.
Politicians are increasingly mindful that young voters are turning away from traditional parties.