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    The meaning of "give of"

    Hi, there, Could you kindly explain the meaning of "give of" in "Religious Americans are more likely than their secular counterparts to give of their time and money to others ..." please? The sentence was quoted from The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning by Jonathan Sacks. I tried OED and only found "give of oneself", which means "devote". Thank you for reading my post and have a nice day.

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    Re: The meaning of "give of"

    It means "devote their time and money to others". More simply, "give their time...".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: The meaning of "give of"

    It's a formal and rather dated version of 'give some of'.

    (Cross-posted)

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