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Definition generosity or gifts (often money) given through generosity
  • Did she really mean to eat still, and after all that largess?
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • "And the manager puts no strings on his largess," Grady went on.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Largesse from the conquering proconsuls and television giveaways from the successful lipstick king.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It was weird to be living in such sudden largess, especially after the yellow house.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • 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
  • This largess moved my mother-tea, an act of humility.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • You may believe you can show largesse to these creatures, befriend them, join with them, but you are deceived.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Over and beside Signior Baptista's liberality, I'll mend it with a largess.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • 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
  • He liked the lordliness of giving largess.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Moody seemed content to live off the largess of his family.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • "Scores," the Director repeated and flung out his arms, as though he were distributing largesse.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • 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
  • 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
  • A lady's largesse.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • 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

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