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  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Largesse from the conquering proconsuls and television giveaways from the successful lipstick king.†   (source)
  • Did she really mean to eat still, and after all that largess?†   (source)
  • Sometimes she brings him cigarettes, handfuls of them — largesse, opulence.†   (source)
  • He greeted him like a patron with a long history of dispensing largess.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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?"†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Scores," the Director repeated and flung out his arms, as though he were distributing largesse.†   (source)
  • And this desire of his was unquestionably enhanced by all he had read and visioned, by the romantic halo that his school history cast over the section, by the whole fantastic distortion of that period where people were said to live in "mansions," and slavery was a benevolent institution, conducted to a constant banjo-strumming, the strewn largesses of the colonel and the shuffle-dance of his happy dependents, where all women were pure, gentle, and beautiful, all men chivalrous and brave, and the Rebel horde a company of swagger, death-mocking cavaliers.†   (source)
  • The traveling salesman seemed greatly to appreciate the amiability shown him in return for his largesse.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She began to perceive that Edward was extravagant in his largesses.†   (source)
  • He liked the lordliness of giving largess.†   (source)
  • Every now and then rose the cry, "A largess!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Such a man could not fail to be rich; yet his wealth was not altogether the largess of royal patrons.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • a largess!" and Tom responded by scattering a handful of bright new coins abroad for the multitude to scramble for.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Largesse, O Fortune!†   (source)
  • Largesse!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The revenues of the monastery, of which a large part was at his disposal, while they gave him the means of supplying his own very considerable expenses, afforded also those largesses which he bestowed among the peasantry, and with which he frequently relieved the distresses of the oppressed.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Largess, largess!†   (source)
  • Sir, God thank you, said the noble knight, Sir Tristram, and Isoud; of your great goodness and largess ye are peerless.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Over and beside Signior Baptista's liberality, I'll mend it with a largess.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • which I think may be predicated of any one who knows that the bread of many is owing to his own largesses.†   (source)
  • They might, in most cases, either reduce him by famine, or tempt him by largesses, to surrender at discretion his judgment to their inclinations.†   (source)
  • 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 state that he was in.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Sir, God thank you, said the noble knight, Sir Tristram, and Isoud; of your great goodness and largess ye are peerless.†   (source)
  • This a good deal soured the captain's temper, as did all the other daily instances of Mr Allworthy's generosity; for he looked on all such largesses to be diminutions of his own wealth.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Others, on the contrary, appear to be as firmly persuaded, that beneficence is a positive duty, and that whenever the rich fall greatly short of their ability in relieving the distresses of the poor, their pitiful largesses are so far from being meritorious, that they have only performed their duty by halves, and are in some sense more contemptible than those who have entirely neglected it.†   (source)
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