giving out

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Giving \Giv"ing\, n.
   1. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
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   2. A gift; a benefaction. [R.] --Pope.
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   3. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding. "Upon the
      first giving of the weather." --Addison.
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   Giving in, a falling inwards; a collapse.

   Giving out, anything uttered or asserted; an outgiving.
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            His givings out were of an infinite distance
            From his true meant design.           --Shak.
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