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The largesse of which he was so prodigal has but an arbitrary and conventional value.

All that had been withheld from him, by the mere experience of missing, he was able to bestow with largesse.

There was a brilliant full moon, showering its largesse over the hills.

After the frolic of the largesse was over, the king and queen rose to depart.

But what about the clothes and the stately progress and the largesse?

I asked; the largesse idea had struck me with particular force.

Although the minstrel is of too high a quality to cry "largesse!"

Valour, troth, largesse, had no necessary connection with Christianity.

It meant bribery at elections, largesse at all times and seasons.

How do the people of Macpherson divide into day and night their largesse of light?

WORD ORIGIN

also largess, "willingness to give or spend freely; munificence," c.1200, from Old French largesse "a bounty, munificence," from Vulgar Latin *largitia "abundance," from Latin largus "abundant" (see large). In medieval theology, "the virtue whose opposite is avarice, and whose excess is prodigality" ["Middle English Dictionary"]. The Old French suffix -esse is from Latin -itia, added to adjectives to form nouns of quality (cf. duress, riches).

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