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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Generous giving. Also: A generous gift.

Usage examples (37)
  • There is no doubt that the real destroyer of the liberties of any people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and largess.
  • Be sure to call it "largess" if he scatters it among them.
  • It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasure.
  • But he who has naught can dispense the world in largess; and I, who had naught, gave Kim captaincy of the palace guards. for more
Tutoring comment
  • "Largess" can also be spelled "largesse".
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