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largess

or largesse

[lahr-jes, lahr-jis] /lɑrˈdʒɛs, ˈlɑr dʒɪs/
noun
1.
generous bestowal of gifts.
2.
the gift or gifts, as of money, so bestowed.
3.
Obsolete. generosity; liberality.
Origin of largess
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English largesse < Old French; see large, -ice
Can be confused
large, largess.
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  • As the crowd withdrew to regale themselves with a largess of leben, the daughter of the satrap appeared.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • I will give you both, and never boast of my largess in so doing.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • She herself had lacked in naught—but the unworthy subject of the largess of her heart.

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • We must conceive of ourselves as transmitters of the largess of music to our children.

  • Free in dispensing gratuities, he gives to the poor and the priests—finding this last kind of largess a good speculation.

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