generousness

[ jen-er-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF generousness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GENEROUSNESS

Generousness of knights, high estimation of this quality, I. 153.

There was a generousness about chivalry unknown to other warfare.

Here chivalry appeared in all its generousness, elegance, and refinement.

Skiff Miller shook his head, no longer belligerent, but kindly, quick to be generous in response to generousness.

In his generousness it never occurred to him that Glen had cultivated his acquaintance merely that he might borrow money from him.

Its generousness may be paralleled in Homeric times, and vice has never reigned entirely without control.

He loved his friend indeed with unbounded warmth, and it was impossible to surpass him in generousness and liberality.

It had been fuller, rounder, with a generousness of volume that had vindicated that singing throat.

Such was the humanity, generousness, enlightenment of the race of the conquerors of old Gaul!

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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