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Definition very generous — especially with money
  • She was in a munificent mood and contributed a million dollars to the cause.
munificent = very generous — especially with money
  • a munificent gift
  • repeated deeds of munificent yet unobtrusive charity
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • munificent = very generous
  • However, even the most munificent of tips lose their effect when a Director of the Company is on board and issues his orders.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • munificent = generous
  • Munificent as life was to me, I added to that munificence.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • When he saw me, he made me a low bow and assured me that I was a munificent patron of art.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • , he received the munificent salary of 'six dollars a quarter and board.
    Melville, Herman  --  Typee
  • This munificent charity from the man of the waters to the poor Cingalese was accepted with a trembling hand.
    Verne, Jules  --  20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
  • Again: Tellson's was a munificent house, and extended great liberality to old customers who had fallen from their high estate.
    Dickens, Charles  --  A Tale Of Two Cities
  • The College of Cardinals had obviously chosen a noble and munificent leader.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But despite this apparent munificence, the meat he'd been killing was very lean, and he was consuming fewer calories than he was burning.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I did not feel munificent, but thankful, each time he would let me in.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • The seizure of the multi-billion dollar d'Anconia Copper was to come as a munificent surprise to the country.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The beadle stood dumfounded, not able to understand this untimely munificence when there were still so many things for the stranger to see.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The work appears to be light and the pay munificent.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Again: Tellson's was a munificent house, and extended great liberality to old customers who had fallen from their high estate.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Nearly everything she possessed flowed from Nathan's munificence, including even (she said with a giggle) her diaphragm.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • He gave a great symphony conductor a munificent yearly income, for no work at all, on the sole condition that he never conduct an orchestra again.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I particularly wish, and intend, to act munificently, Mr Clennam.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit

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