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  • To these the hero thus his thoughts explain’d, In words which gen’ral approbation gain’d: "One common largess is for all design’d, (The vanquish’d and the victor shall be join’d,) Two darts of polish’d steel and Gnosian wood, A silver-studded ax, alike bestow’d.

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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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