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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AWARDING

He suspects the vicar of favouritism in awarding the prizes.

And in saying this we are fully conscious of the kind of praise we are awarding him.

There's not enough money in the system to fiddle with the awarding of the Medal of Honor.

Awarding you the Galactic Medal of Honor makes a symbol of you.

To-night the interest of the girls centred in the awarding of honours.

Gross corruption in the awarding of public contracts had been brought to light.

But if Id had the awarding of the prize, Polly would have had it.

The Beckmesser style of awarding good and bad marks is obsolete.

There was trouble in the Indiana city over the awarding of the pipe contract.

"We now come to the awarding of the athletic B," stated the President.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "decide after careful observation," from Anglo-French awarder, from Old North French eswarder (Old French esguarder) "decide, examine" (after careful consideration), from es- "out" + guarder "to watch" (see guard (n.)). Related: Awarded; awarding.

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