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  • The king’s a-bed: He hath been in unusual pleasure and Sent forth great largess to your officers: This diamond he greets your wife withal, By the name of most kind hostess; and shut up In measureless content.

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  • A still, small, mean-spirited voice at the back of my mind told me that this largess was Nathan’s way of atoning for the horrid attack he had made on my book a few nights before, when he had so dramatically and cruelly banished Sophie and me from his existence.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Scores," the Director repeated and flung out his arms, as though he were distributing largesse.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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