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  • 34 THANKSGIVING It was actually all Sergeant Knight’s fault that Yossarian busted Nately in the nose on Thanksgiving Day, after everyone in the squadron had given humble thanks to Milo for providing the fantastically opulent meal on which the officers and enlisted men had gorged themselves insatiably all afternoon and for dispensing like inexhaustible largess the unopened bottles of cheap whiskey he handed out unsparingly to every man who asked.

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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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