[ UK /lˈɑːd‍ʒɛs/ ]
[ US /ˈɫɑɹdʒəs/ ]
  1. liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
  2. a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously
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How To Use largess In A Sentence

  • That largesse extends to shareholders, who will receive a 25p special dividend. Times, Sunday Times
  • While knowing total expenditures in lobbying is good I would like to see some breakdown as to where all of that money is going, to see exactly whose pockets are filling as a result of the largess being spread around. Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » $3.47 billion spent. Did you get a pony?
  • Can no longer function except to distribute billions of taxpayer largesse to politically connected corporations?
  • Ahmad the Abortion had made known the place, Ali laid hold of him and would have taken the dinar from him, but could not; so he said to him, Go: thou deservest largesse for thou art a sharp fellow, whole of wit and stout of heart. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • At a minimum, we wonder why the SEC didn't insist that Mr. Mozilo cooperate in naming the politicians and others in government or at Fannie and Freddie who benefited from Countrywide's mortgage largesse. Angelo's Ashes
  • Of course, such largesse comes at a price. Times, Sunday Times
  • He wasn't an alcoholic, but he liked to play hard, and be the dispenser of largesse.
  • There are bagmen who continue to dole out largesse, including brown bags of cash to certain helpful officials at Christmas time.
  • If they dispense largesse for any other reason, they are literally wasting the money of their shareholders.
  • The least these rural receivers of public largesse can do is let the great unwashed walk across their fields. Times, Sunday Times
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