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She had always paid him generously for the numerous errands he had run for her.

He was fond of his wife as a man should be—that is, generously.

Generously enough, indeed, were I to be his; and had given him to believe that I would.

"I'll be mighty glad to see you home, Josie," he assured her generously, turning.

But he had offered his services, and he gave them generously.

The master of Ken's Island is generously sending me to Nature's university.

"You're less so than anybody I ever knew," she generously interposed.

So long as he had it he used it lavishly, thoughtlessly, very often generously.

She leaked fully, generously, overflowingly, all over—like a basket.

From treasurer's report: Emily Howland generously contributed $1,200.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "of noble birth," from Middle French généreux, from Latin generosus "of noble birth," figuratively "magnanimous, generous," from genus (genitive generis) "race, stock" (see genus). Secondary senses of "unselfish" (1690s) and "plentiful" (1610s) were present in French and in Latin. Related: Generously; generousness.

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