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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
  • "And the manager puts no strings on his largess," Grady went on.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • These words were of my Leader, wherefore I prayed him, that he should give me largess of the food for which he had given me largess of desire.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno

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  • Over and beside Signior Baptista’s liberality, I’ll mend it with a largess.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • 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.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Sir, God thank you, said the noble knight, Sir Tristram, and Isoud; of your great goodness and largess ye are peerless.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Every now and then rose the cry, "A largess! a largess!" and Tom responded by scattering a handful of bright new coins abroad for the multitude to scramble for.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • The Garcias could not afford extras, and they did not want to put their hosts in the embarrassing position of having to spend money out of largesse.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • It was weird to be living in such sudden largess, especially after the yellow house.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key

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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.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Moody seemed content to live off the largess of his family.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • This largess moved my mother-tea, an act of humility.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • He liked the lordliness of giving largess.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • A lady’s largesse.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • They then repeated their cry of Largesse, to which Cedric, in the height of his joy, replied by an ample donative, and to which Athelstane, though less promptly, added one equally large.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Kim slunk away, his teeth in the bread, and, as he expected, he found a small wad of folded tissue-paper wrapped in oilskin, with three silver rupees—enormous largesse.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • And so when the bards and the heralds came to cry largess, and to proclaim the power of the king and his strength, at the moment that they passed by the corner wherein he was crouching, Taliesin pouted out his lips after them, and played "Blerwm, blerwm," with his finger upon his lips.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It was a small hotel in the crowded Tsim Sha Tsui frequented by a mix of cultures, neither rich nor hardly poor, by and large salesmen from the East and West who had business to do without the largess of executive expense accounts.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • One could see by the way he embraced his wife that there was an agreeable understanding between them—no disharmony—by the way he greeted Myra that if he did not exactly sympathize with her temperament and point of view, at least he included her within the largess of his affection.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Did she really mean to eat still, and after all that largess?
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Such a man could not fail to be rich; yet his wealth was not altogether the largess of royal patrons.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • The traveling salesman seemed greatly to appreciate the amiability shown him in return for his largesse.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • You may believe you can show largesse to these creatures, befriend them, join with them, but you are deceived.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Sir, God thank you, said the noble knight, Sir Tristram, and Isoud; of your great goodness and largess ye are peerless.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • He hoped that in the morning, when word of his largesse had spread, not a soul in the hotel would be hesitant to provide him the answer to any question he might pose.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • My client has no idea I came here, no knowledge of what’s happened, all of which might fuel the fires of his largess if I described what I’ve experienced and observed.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • And when someone tried to come to the defense of the fare, he exploded: his massive head swelled, he banged his fist on the table and pronounced it all a lot of damn garbage, reducing everyone to embarrassed silence, since he had paid for it and, as their host, could say what he pleased about his largesse.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I lift the man out of his misery; Like a brother, I take him home with me; Each day I treat him with greater largesse; I give him my daughter and all I possess; And at the same time the lying low-life Looks for the best way to seduce my wife, And, not fully content with what he’s achieved, He threatens me with the gifts he’s received, And he wishes to use, in ruining me, Those profits he gained from my foolish bounty To drive me from the home that I gave to him And reduce me to the…
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • This noble merchant held a noble house; For which he had all day so great repair,* *resort of visitors For his largesse, and for his wife was fair, That wonder is; but hearken to my tale.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Those that followed Interest were distinguished in the same way; the badge of the first announced "Liberality," that of the second "Largess," the third "Treasure," and the fourth "Peaceful Possession."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Largesse from the conquering proconsuls and television giveaways from the successful lipstick king.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Odysseus, the great tactician, answered: "Alkinoos, king and admiration of men, even a year’s delay, if you should urge it, in loading gifts and furnishing for sea- I too could wish it; better far that I return with some largesse of wealth about me- I shall be thought more worthy of love and courtesy by every man who greets me home in Ithaka.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • 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.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Largesse, O Fortune!
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Largesse!
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • These words were of my Leader, wherefore I prayed him, that he should give me largess of the food for which he had given me largess of desire.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • And doubt ye not Sir Dinadan, an Sir Launcelot have a quarrel good, he is too over good for any knight that now is living; and yet of his sufferance, largess, bounty, and courtesy, I call him knight peerless: and so Sir Tristram was in manner wroth with Sir Dinadan.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • It was nearing ten o’clock and the aproned waiters were growing irritable; the majority of customers were not full of largess, either in their hearts or in their pockets.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The heralds finished their proclamation with their usual cry of "Largesse, largesse, gallant knights!" and gold and silver pieces were showered on them from the galleries, it being a high point of chivalry to exhibit liberality towards those whom the age accounted at once the secretaries and the historians of honour.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The heralds finished their proclamation with their usual cry of "Largesse, largesse, gallant knights!" and gold and silver pieces were showered on them from the galleries, it being a high point of chivalry to exhibit liberality towards those whom the age accounted at once the secretaries and the historians of honour.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • He greeted him like a patron with a long history of dispensing largess.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And doubt ye not Sir Dinadan, an Sir Launcelot have a quarrel good, he is too over good for any knight that now is living; and yet of his sufferance, largess, bounty, and courtesy, I call him knight peerless: and so Sir Tristram was in manner wroth with Sir Dinadan.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Every now and then rose the cry, "A largess! a largess!" and Tom responded by scattering a handful of bright new coins abroad for the multitude to scramble for.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • They have them sit on the floor whilst Mrs. Nightwing oversees our performances with the charm and largesse of a prison warden: "Miss Eaton, are you playing the piano or murdering it?"
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Largess, largess!
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Largess, largess!
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • At this point, just as he was raising his hand to fling another rich largess, he caught sight of a pale, astounded face, which was strained forward out of the second rank of the crowd, its intense eyes riveted upon him.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • The noddings of his plumed head as he saluted his subjects were full of grace and graciousness; the largess which he delivered from his hand was royally liberal: so the people’s anxiety vanished, and the acclamations burst forth again in as mighty a volume as before.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • It had all happened too fast, this sudden gratuitous charity, for Sophie to make immediate sense of it, but soon she had an inkling and she was truly alarmed—alarmed as much by the way Wilhelmine had all but pounced upon her (for now she realized this is what she had done), lurking like a tarantula while she waited for her to emerge from the cellar, as by the precipitate offering of the rather ridiculous largess itself.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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