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noun as in philanthropy

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In point of fact, prayers are spoken of as if they were equivalent to sacrifice, alms-giving, or any other supposed virtue.

Like indiscriminate alms-giving it has the possibilities of affording relief and of making paupers at the same time.

As to alms-giving the measure was to be, "what ye have to spare."

Prayer carries us half way to God, fasting brings us to the door of his palace, and alms-giving procures us admission.

So alms-giving and the relief of the poor arrested the attention of humane persons who were not content with Elia's philosophy.


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On this page you'll find 334 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alms-giving, such as: donation, endowment, fund, philanthropy, alms, and assistance.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.